Pasta Salad with Red Peppers Recipe

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A versatile pasta salad that can be changed up with the addition of tuna, chicken, or ham. Make it according to what will go best with your dinner that day.
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  • 3 cups small pasta shells, uncooked
  • 6 hard boiled eggs
  • 1/4 cup salad dressing
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 cups salad dressing
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons onion salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1/4 cup red bell pepper chopped red bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese or 3 slices of diced Velvetta
  • chicken, ham or tuna (optional)
Container: Serving bowl
1.5 hrs
1.5 hrs
  • Cook the pasta shells according to package directions; drain and rinse with cold water. Set aside.
  • Cook the hard boiled eggs. Drain and cool in cold water.
  • Peel the eggs; then remove the yolks and mix them with 1/4 cup of salad dressing and 1/4 tsp. of salt until mixture is smooth. Chop the egg whites and add to the yolks. Set mixture aside.
  • In a large bowl, add the salad dressing, milk, sugar, onion salt, salt, and pepper; stir until smooth.
  • Add the pasta shells, egg mixture, celery, cheese, and red peppers; stir until everything is evenly coated.
  • Add tuna, chicken, or ham; stir together and refrigerate until chilled.
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pasta salad with red peppers

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"This pasta salad was pretty good but I had to use tuna and I think I would have liked it better with chicken or ham. Next time I will only add 4 hard-boiled eggs. I loved the extra flavor that the red peppers added to the salad."
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