How Much Pasta Salad Serves 100 People?

Fifty cups of prepared pasta salad are required to serve 100 people. One serving of pasta salad is typically 1/2 cup when served as a side dish.

To make 100 servings of pasta salad requires between 6 1/2 and 8 pounds of dry pasta; 2 tablespoons of salt; 1/2 teaspoon of pepper; 12 cups of diced celery; 6 cups of chopped green peppers, pickles or olives; 2 cups of minced onion; 1 cup of minced parsley; 1 1/2 to 3 dozen chopped hard-boiled eggs; and 1 1/2 to 3 quarts of salad dressing. The same basic ingredients may be used to make potato salad, replacing the dry pasta with 35 pounds of potatoes.