Club Pasta Salad Recipe

Yum Print This Post Print This Post

Club Pasta Salad Recipe

I needed a side dish again to go with some pulled barbecued chicken sandwiches we were having for supper. One of my family members made this Club Pasta Salad Recipe before and it was really good; so I decided to give it a try. This is a small recipe so you may want to adjust it to the number of guests you are feeding. I think this would also be a good recipe for a pot luck, or church social type of thing.

The recipe is very simple, and I followed the recipe as is. This recipe calls for bacon bits, but when I have had it in the past, fresh bacon was used in place of the bacon bits. In both versions the salad was very good, but I think I prefer using the fresh bacon. The next time you need a side dish, give this one a try. Enjoy

 

Ingredients

2 cups uncooked shell pasta

1 (1 ounce) packet hidden valley ranch dressing mix

1/4 cup bacon bits

1/2 teaspoon onion powder

1/2 cup mayonnaise or salad dressing

1 1/2 cups smoked turkey breast (cubed)

1/2 cup cherry tomatoes (cut into fourths )

1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese

4 cups bite-size pieces lettuce

Directions

1. Cook pasta until tender according to package directions. Let cool and chill.

pasta shells diced turkey

2. In a large bowl combine Hidden valley ranch mix, onion powder, and bacon bits with mayonnaise and mix till well blended.

mayo mix Pasta Salad

3.  Stir in chilled pasta and remaining ingredients except lettuce.

4. Serve over the lettuce pieces.

Club Pasta Salad

Shrimp Macaroni Salad Recipe

Yum Print This Post Print This Post

 

Shrimp Macaroni Salad Recipe

With the 4th of July coming up I thought this Shrimp Macaroni Salad Recipe would be a good choice for a recipe post. This is a very simple recipe that goes great with grilled burgers, chicken or pork on the grill. This recipe does not take long to prepare, but be sure to allow enough time for the salad to cool, and the flavors to blend. I followed the recipe as is; but you can add almost anything to your liking that would go good in a cold salad. If you are hosting a party or need a dish for a pot luck just double or adjust the recipe as needed. If you are looking for a recipe that is simple and good for a side dish for the 4th give this Shrimp Macaroni Salad Recipe a try. Enjoy

chopped vegetables salad shrimp cold salad mix cold salad mix

Shrimp Macaroni Salad Recipe
 
Prep time
Cook time
Total time
 
Author:
Recipe type: Side Dish
Serves: 4-6
Ingredients
  • 1 pound dry elbow macaroni, cooked, rinsed, and drained
  • 2- 4 ounce packages of salad shrimp
  • ½ cup diced celery
  • 1/ 2 cup minced red onion, soaked in cold water for 5 minutes, drained
  • 2 tablespoon minced flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 cup diced vine-ripened tomato
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup prepared mayonnaise
  • 1½ teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • Salt and pepper to Taste
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl combine the macaroni, celery, onion, shredded cheddar, parsley, shrimp and tomato.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, mustard, sugar, vinegar, sour cream and salt. Pour the dressing over the salad and stir to combine.
  3. salt and pepper to taste.
  4. (Cool for at least one hour before serving)

Shrimp Macaroni Salad Recipe

Old Fashion Potato Salad Recipe

Yum Print This Post Print This Post

Old Fashion Potato Salad Recipe

This time of the year with so much grilling and outdoor cooking going on cold salads are real popular. Almost all recipes seem to have a basic recipe behind them. This is a simple Old Fashion Potato Salad Recipe that is pretty much basic, but you can add or subtract anything you would like which will enhance the flavor to your taste. I prepared this recipe as is for my Blog but would normally add green pepper, sliced radishes and maybe some diced tomatoes. Depending on your taste you may want to change the dill pickle relish, to sweet pickle relish, or eliminate the relish altogether; I prefer the dill over the sweet. This is a very simple recipe with good taste, just be sure to allow enough time for the potato salad to cool, and the flavors to blend. Enjoy

boiling potaoes salad mix

Old Fashion Potato Salad Recipe
 
Author:
Recipe type: Side Dish
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 5 potatoes
  • 5 eggs
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • ½ cup chopped onion
  • ½ cup Dill pickle relish
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic salt
  • ¼ teaspoon celery salt
  • 1 tablespoon prepared mustard
  • Ground black pepper to taste
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise or to taste
Instructions
  1. In a large pot of salted water boil potatoes and cook until tender, but still firm.
  2. Drain, cool, peel and, cut into 1 inch cubes
  3. While the potatoes are cooking-cook the eggs to hard boiled state. Cool and peel.
  4. In a large bowl, combine the potatoes, eggs, celery, onion, relish, garlic salt, celery salt, mustard, pepper and mayonnaise and slice in the eggs. Mix together well and refrigerate until chilled.

 

Imitation Crab Salad Recipe

Yum Print This Post Print This Post

Imitation Crab Salad Recipe

Good cold salads are great; you can use them with you favorite grilling recipe, potlucks, graduation parties and sometimes work out great as a main dish. This Imitation Crab Pasta Salad Recipe is a very simple recipe and because it calls for Imitation Crab it is very inexpensive. I have made these for years and one of the great thinks about them is you can add anything you think you would like to the recipe. Depending on the mood I am in I may use tuna, crab or salad shrimp in place of the imitation crab and add some fresh frozen peas or shredded carrots. If you’re grilling out this Memorial Day weekend give this Imitation Crab Salad Recipe a try, its goes great with almost anything you cook on the grill. Enjoy

elbow macaroni chopped vegies

5.0 from 4 reviews
Imitation Crab Salad Recipe
 
Prep time
Cook time
Total time
 
Author:
Recipe type: Side Dish
Serves: 6-8
Ingredients
  • 1 pound elbow macaroni
  • 2 medium tomatoes (chopped)
  • 1 small sweet onion (finely diced)
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 stalks celery (thinly sliced)
  • 1 pound imitation crab meat (flaked or minced)
  • 1 cup mayonnaise or salad dressing (or to taste)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Boil macaroni according to directions on package. Strain and rinse with cold water.
  2. Stir in the onion, celery, tomato, crab meat, mayo, then salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Fold in the shredded cheddar-serve cold (I like to make this a little ahead of time so it has a chance to cool in the fridge)

 

Imitation Crab Salad

Rainbow Seafood Macaroni Salad Recipe

Yum Print This Post Print This Post
>Rainbow Seafood Macaroni Salad Recipe
Grilled steak or chicken and a good cold salad. Just a great summer time combination. This Seafood Macaroni Salad Recipe tastes great, and what a colorful combination of vegetables. Serve this on a 4th of July picnic and you could be famous. Give it a try. You and your guests will love it.
 
Rainbow Seafood Macaroni Salad Recipe
 
Prep time
Cook time
Total time
 
Author:
Recipe type: Main
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • Dressing
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • Combine and mix
  • ½ pound rotini, rainbow, cooked and drained
  • 1 cup sliced celery
  • ½ cup chopped green pepper
  • ½ cup chopped red pepper
  • ½ cup chopped green onion
  • 1 8oz package imitation crab pieces
  • Rainbow Seafood Macaroni Salad Recipe 1 Rainbow Seafood Macaroni Salad Recipe 2
  • Rainbow Seafood Macaroni Salad Recipe 3 Rainbow Seafood Macaroni Salad Recipe 4
Instructions
  1. Combine dressing ingredients.
  2. Mix in the prepared dressing
  3. Cover and chill.
  4. Rainbow Seafood Macaroni Salad Recipe 31 Rainbow Seafood Macaroni Salad Recipe 32