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    Fancy Pasta or Potato Salad

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    Marsha D.'s Note:

    This recipe can either be made with your favorite macaroni shape pasta or you can use for a tasty pototo salad. I got this recipe from the Southern Magazine years ago when I first started cooking. I just changed the elbow macaroni to the ditalini (small tube shape) macaroni and added dill relish.

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    • 1 cup ditalini, cooked and drained (pasta- small tube macaroni) or 2 cups potatoes, diced, cooked and drained
    • 4 slices cooked bacon, crumbled
    • 1/2 cup celery, diced
    • 1/4 cup green peppers or 1/4 cup red pepper, diced
    • 1/4 cup onion, diced
    • 1 tablespoon dill relish
    • 2 teaspoons dill weed or 2 teaspoons dill seeds



    1. 1
      Cook macaroni according to pkg. or potatoes. Drain well.
    2. 2
      Combine in large bowl, cooked macaroni (or potatoes),bacon crumbles, celery, onion, green or red peppers, and dill relish.
    3. 3
      Add dill weed or dill seeds and stir well.
    4. 4
      In a small bowl combine mayonnaise, ketchup, chili powder, Worcestershire sauce, salt, black pepper and sugar. Stir well.
    5. 5
      Pour dressing over macaroni salad or potatoes and stir to combine.
    6. 6
      Chill 30 minutes to 1 hour before serving.
    7. 7
      Note: Using macaroni, this will last a week in the refrigerator. Also this has the best flavor a day are two after making.
    8. 8
      You may also serve warm but its best chilled.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on November 27, 2008


      This was a "hidden gem" of a recipe! I was just looking for a way to use up some dialini and came across this. I love the combo of flavors in the dressing (the chili powder makes it!). I used Heinz chili sauce instead of ketchup. I did prefer this when freshly made as the noodles soak up a lot of the sauce upon refrig. Thanks Marsha, for posting- Roxygirl

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    • on July 03, 2008


      I also made the pasta version, omitting the dill relish. The dressing is very good and a nice change from the usual. I did reduce the amount of salt and found the salad was still well seasoned.

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    • on September 04, 2007


      I made the pasta version. Nice and different. It has more of a sophisticated flavor than traditional macaroni salads. Thanx for posting this. I look forward to making the potato salad version!

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    Nutritional Facts for Fancy Pasta or Potato Salad

    Serving Size: 1 (53 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 222.5
    Calories from Fat 79
    Total Fat 8.7 g
    Saturated Fat 1.9 g
    Cholesterol 12.6 mg
    Sodium 719.8 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 29.4 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.6 g
    Sugars 4.6 g
    Protein 6.9 g

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