Modern Amercian Macaroni Salad

I watched diners drive-ins and dives and the once show had a wonderful looking pasta salad called Mama's Mac Salad that I just had to try and recreate, so here is my version! I used bow tie because that is what I had in the cupboard, the true Mama's salad uses shells, but use what you want or have on hand. The box said 6 servings- but once everything was cooked and mixed together it looked like more so I am guessing on the servings being 8.

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  • Boil pasta for 12 minutes in salted water drain well and let cool while you mix up the "juice" for the salad and cut up vegetables.
  • Whisk together mayonnaise, sour cream, vinegar, mustard and spices in the largest bowl you have- you will need it!
  • Taste and adjust salt etc to your taste.
  • Throw in onion, bell pepper, cool pasta and cheese. Toss a lot to coat completely and mix everything around, taste again and sprinkle any additional spice you might want to add mixing well after each addition.
  • Place in a sealed plastic container and refrigerate several hours before serving.
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"I watched diners drive-ins and dives and the once show had a wonderful looking pasta salad called Mama's Mac Salad that I just had to try and recreate, so here is my version! I used bow tie because that is what I had in the cupboard, the true Mama's salad uses shells, but use what you want or have on hand. The box said 6 servings- but once everything was cooked and mixed together it looked like more so I am guessing on the servings being 8."
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  1. Shawn C
    I watched diners drive-ins and dives and the once show had a wonderful looking pasta salad called Mama's Mac Salad that I just had to try and recreate, so here is my version! I used bow tie because that is what I had in the cupboard, the true Mama's salad uses shells, but use what you want or have on hand. The box said 6 servings- but once everything was cooked and mixed together it looked like more so I am guessing on the servings being 8.
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