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Fancy Pasta or Potato Salad

Fancy Pasta or Potato Salad created by Parsley

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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directions

  • Cook macaroni according to pkg. or potatoes. Drain well.
  • Combine in large bowl, cooked macaroni (or potatoes),bacon crumbles, celery, onion, green or red peppers, and dill relish.
  • Add dill weed or dill seeds and stir well.
  • In a small bowl combine mayonnaise, ketchup, chili powder, Worcestershire sauce, salt, black pepper and sugar. Stir well.
  • Pour dressing over macaroni salad or potatoes and stir to combine.
  • Chill 30 minutes to 1 hour before serving.
  • Note: Using macaroni, this will last a week in the refrigerator. Also this has the best flavor a day are two after making.
  • You may also serve warm but its best chilled.
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"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. Roxygirl in Colorado
    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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  2. Roxygirl in Colorado
    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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  3. iris5555
    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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  4. Parsley
    Fancy Pasta or Potato Salad Created by Parsley
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  5. Parsley
    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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