Magic Spaghetti Salad

"I call this "Magic Spaghetti Salad", because when you serve it, turn your head, and look back, it has DISAPPEARED! A true family-pleaser...everyone loves this dish. Simple and inexpensive. ***PLEASE NOTE*** "cooking time" below includes marinating time."
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Ready In:
12hrs 10mins




  • Cook and drain spaghetti, rinsing it cold water.
  • Chop green peppers, green onions and tomatoes and put in deep salad bowl.
  • Add cooked & cooled noodles.
  • Add olives and Parmesan cheese, mix well with other ingredients all ready in the bowl.
  • Combine salad dressings with sugar and pour over salad bowl mixture. Mix well.
  • Add salt & pepper, mix again.
  • Cover with a lid and let sit for 12 hours or overnight before serving.

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  1. I am rating this five stars because I took it to a party and everyone went berserk! :-) I will make it again but next time a little less sauce and I may try half the sugar as it was a little sweet for me. Also, maybe one bunch of onions, but add celery and cucumbers. I think it would be really good if you used Italian dressing and the french dressing with the celery seeds and not add the sugar. I will definitely make it again and update my rating when I do. Thanks for a great recipe.
  2. Delish! I subsituted Splenda for the sugar and I used whole wheat spaghetti. I had a party of 10 eating this and I have PLENTY leftover.


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