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Creamy Pasta Salad with Mayo

Simple creamy pasta salad that’s a great side dish for any bbq or potluck. Simple creamy parmesan pasta salad recipe you can load up with anything.

creamy pasta salad

It is almost summer and what that means to us is grilling and lots of yummy side dishes to go along with your meats. We have several that are super easy side dishes to throw together, and this creamy pasta salad recipe is one of them! Loaded with parmesan goodness and it’s really pretty too. Here’s how you make creamy parmesan pasta salad….that’s a mouthful!

Creamy Pasta Salad with Mayo

Super yum right??!! I love having a few easy side dish recipes ready when we are invited over for a potluck, BBQ, or we are having people over…after all it’s all about all the different goodies when you get together right!

When it comes down to it though it has to be EASY and things I usually already have in my fridge or are easy to grab and go at the store.

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Creamy pasta salad with peas

You can use any type of shells or shape you want. I would choose medium size. Also this is a great one to add all the things into. Want to add vegetables into everything you serve? Just defrost some frozen peas and fold those right in there too. Drained corn kernels would work well too, or olives!

  1. Pasta – any shape you really want
  2. Mayonnaise
  3. Onion
  4. Red pepper
  5. Hard boiled egg
  6. Celery
  7. Pepperoni
  8. Parmesan cheese
  9. Spices

You could boil potatoes in Instant Pot, cool, and dice them too if you wanted to add another element to the dish.

Creamy pasta salad

Simple Creamy Pasta Salad

You really could use just about any fork sized noodle like bow tie or otherwise but we will use penne for now. Of course with any pasta salad you can also add as many yummy add ins you’d like or just make it really simple, your choice.

  • Like I said you could add even more to this loaded pasta salad. Lots of bacon bits, mushrooms, olives, anything else you can think of would be great!

It’s nice to have a few easy side dish recipes ready for when it’s time for a BBQ or otherwise. If you love this creamy pasta salad recipe try this:

Here’s the entire recipe as seen here, just omit anything you’d like. 😉

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Creamy Pasta Salad with Mayo

Creamy pasta salad with mayo that's a great side dish for any bbq or potluck. Simple creamy parmesan pasta salad recipe you can load up with anything.
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword cold, easy, pasta, salad
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 302kcal
Author The Typical Mom

Ingredients

  • 12 oz penne pasta cooked
  • 1/2 c mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp each:
  • Paprika
  • Garlic Powder
  • onion powder
  • Salt
  • oregano
  • 1 hard boiled egg peeled and diced
  • 1 small red pepper diced
  • 1/4 small onion diced
  • 1 celery stalk diced
  • 10 pepperoni slices quartered
  • 1/2 c grated parmesan cheese as fresh as possible
  • 1 piece fresh parsley or 1 tsp. dried

Instructions

  • Boil noodles. Combine mayonnaise, seasonings and egg. Mix until creamy. Add the diced vegetables, pasta, pepperoni and grated parmesan. Mix well. Add salt to taste. Top with chopped fresh parsley.
  • Can store covered in refrigerator for 2-3 days.
Nutrition Facts
Creamy Pasta Salad with Mayo
Amount Per Serving (3 oz)
Calories 302 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 37mg12%
Sodium 242mg11%
Potassium 130mg4%
Carbohydrates 32g11%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 9g18%
Vitamin A 120IU2%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 83mg8%
Iron 0.8mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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