Creamy Cheddar Pasta Salad

    1 day 20 min

    A creamy pasta salad with chunks of Cheddar cheese, celery, green pepper, garden peas and a dressing made of mayonnaise and soured cream. Works a treat for picnics or summer BBQs. Chilling the salad before serving makes it all the more flavourful.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 100g macaroni
    • 100g cubed Cheddar cheese
    • 1 stick celery, chopped
    • 1 green pepper, chopped
    • 75g frozen garden peas, thawed
    • 5 tablespoons chopped onion
    • 4 tablespoons mayonnaise
    • 4 tablespoons soured cream
    • 2 tablespoons milk
    • 1 1/2 tablespoons small chunk pickle

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Extra time:1day chilling  ›  Ready in:1day20min 

    1. Cook pasta in boiling salted water until done. Drain. Rinse macaroni under cold water, and drain again.
    2. Combine pasta with cheese, vegetables, mayonnaise, soured cream, milk and pickle relish. Chill for at least 24 hours.

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    This was a GOOD recipe but I changed a few things to make it EXCELLENT. First I doubled the Basic Recipe, then I added 1 C. Monterey Jack w/Jalapenos Cheese, 1/2 C. Purple Onion, 1 Jar Sliced Black Olives, 1 Jar Diced Pimento Peppers, 4 T. Fresh Chopped Cilantro. Everyone loved it at my BBQ and gave the recipe out to almost everyone . THANKS  -  02 Nov 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Held back a star because I made some crucial changes that seriously change the taste of the dish. I do NOT like sweet relish (I know most cold salads like this always use it, so I change it!), instead I used dill...and more of it...more like 1/4 cup. I added a little chopped cucumber (seeds removed), a dash of garlic powder, and used green onion in place of regular onion. Great base recipe though. Thanks for posting.  -  20 Sep 2005  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I loved this! I cut the cheese in small cubes (finger nail size) and used a dill pickle instead of sweet (don't like) then I sprinkled paprika over the top. Next time I will use Miracle Whip instead of the mayo for the "zing" that it was missing and add some pepper too. Would be good with tuna. Thanks Karena, I will make this again.  -  03 May 2003  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)