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Friday, February 23, 2024

Aunt Brenda’s Amazing Pasta Salad


Once again, we have another famous recipe from Aunt Brenda. This cold pasta salad is delicious, and you will never want to buy a box mix again once you have made this! This is great for a side dish when grilling burgers or having a potluck dinner at work. It’s easy and takes no time to make! Enjoy!


  • 1 Pound Box of Rotini Pasta (Pasta can be regular or tri-color.)
  • 1 bottle of Italian Dressing
  • 1 Bottle of McCormick Salad Supreme Seasoning
  • 1/2 Red Bell Pepper (finely chopped)
  • 1/2 Red or Yellow Sweet Onion (finely diced)
  • 1 1/2 Cups of Very Fine Broccoli
The seasoning that makes the Pasta Salad delicious!

**Optional add ins for the Pasta Salad could be any vegetables such as chopped cucumbers or diced tomatoes. You could add chicken chunks or even shredded cheese to turn it into a meal instead of a side dish!


First, boil pasta according to the directions on the box. However, you do not want to cook the pasta the time recommended. Cook the pasta until it is barely done and remove from the boiling water. Drain pasta well from all water. Don’t worry. Once this sits overnight, the pasta will soak up the Italian dressing and will finish softening the noodles. Once, the noodles are drained and still in your colander, run cold water over the pasta until the pasta is cold. Now, put pasta in a large air tight container bowl. Next, add Italian Dressing and McCormick Salad Seasoning, and stir ingredients to mix well. Then, add chopped veggies (or other optional add ins) to the bowl. Give the pasta salad a light stir once more, seal with the lid, and place it in the refrigerator to set overnight. While refrigerating, the pasta salad will finish up the cooking process as well as letting the veggies soak up the seasonings. Then, you will be ready to serve it the next day! Enjoy!

**Side Note: If you plan to add shredded cheese, add cheese right before serving.

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