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Classic Pasta Salad in a white dish

Classic Pasta Salad

Jennie Duncan
This Classic Pasta Salad is a staple around here! No matters on your menu this summer this pasta salad will be the perfect side dish. It's simple to make and taste amazing. 
Prep Time 20 mins
Chilling Time 3 hrs
Total Time 3 hrs 20 mins
Course Salad, Side, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 16 servings
Calories 366 kcal


  • 16 oz pasta (I used penne)
  • 1 small white onion (diced)
  • 1 large green bell pepper (seeded and diced)
  • 1 large yellow bell pepper (seeded and diced)
  • 2 ribs celery (diced)
  • 2 cups mayonnaise
  • cup sugar
  • ¼ cup vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons yellow mustard
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese (cubed)


  • Cook pasta according to package direction.
  • Add noodles to a large mixing bowl with onion, bell peppers, and celery.
  • In a separate mixing bowl whisk together mayonnaise, sugar, vinegar, and yellow mustard until well combined and smooth. 
  • Pour your mayo dressing into the large mixing bowl and toss until coated. Add cubed cheese and toss again.
  • Allow to chill for 2-3 hours in the fridge then serve. 


To prevent sticking run with cold water or add a pinch of salt to the water while boiling.
For this recipe I used penne but you can use any pasta you like. 


Calories: 366kcalCarbohydrates: 32gProtein: 6gFat: 24gSaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 19mgSodium: 250mgPotassium: 140mgFiber: 1gSugar: 10gVitamin A: 175IUVitamin C: 30mgCalcium: 66mgIron: 0.6mg
Keyword Classic Pasta Salad, pasta salad, Summer Side Dish Recipe
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