Fifty cups of pasta salad is enough to serve 100 people. A single serving of pasta salad is ½ cup, which is equivalent to the size of a computer mouse.Continue Reading
There are many varieties of pasta salad, and most have a mayonnaise or Italian dressing base. A single serving can range from 230 calories to upwards of 450. Healthier and lower-calorie versions usually contain olive oil instead of mayonnaise or Italian dressing. Pasta salad is served hot or cold, depending on the recipe.
A variety of ingredients can be added to pasta salad, including chicken, olives, cheeses, eggs or pepperoni.Learn more about Cooking
Kraft's Fresh Veggie Pasta Salad is an easy recipe for cold pasta salad. This recipe is made with a large variety of vegetables, including carrots, grape tomatoes, snow peas and red onions, and mixed with a sun-dried tomato vinaigrette dressing, cheese and cooked pasta. Substitute the recipe's vegetables with items on-hand, or add in nuts for a crunchy variation.Full Answer >
Make buffalo chicken rotini pasta salad by combining 1/2 cup of mayonnaise, 1 cup of blue cheese dressing, 1/2 cup of buffalo wing sauce, 1 teaspoon of salt and 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper in a bowl and tossing it with a 16-ounce package of cooked rotini pasta, 1 pound of cooked chicken strips, 1/2 cup each of diced red and green bell peppers, and 1 cup of diced red onion. Refrigerate the salad for an hour before serving.Full Answer >
Prepare old-fashioned macaroni salad with hard-boiled eggs, elbow macaroni, chopped ham, celery and a shallot. Top with lemon juice and a dressing of mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, chopped pimentos and sweet pickle relish.Full Answer >
The ingredients used to make pasta salad with Italian dressing are rotelle or spiral pasta, assorted cut-up vegetables, cheddar or mozzarella cheese, pitted ripe olives, and Italian dressing. A large bowl and a spoon are also necessary.Full Answer >