Classic Creamy Pasta Salad
This Classic Creamy Pasta Salad is such a flavorful side dish. Creamy dressing and crispy diced vegetables mixed with elbow pasta make it oh so delicious.
Pasta and vegetables
- 1 lb elbow macaroni
- 1/2 cup red onion (about a quarter of a large onion￼￼)
- 2 sticks celery
- 1 red bell pepper
Make the dressing
Start off by making the creamy salad dressing. In a small bowl combine the mayonnaise, sour cream, Dijon mustard, salt, and pepper. ￼
Chop the veggies
Then dice up the red onion, celery, and bell pepper. You can speed the process up by using a vegetable chopper. Now cook the pasta according to the package or ￼al dente. Once the pasta is cooked, pour out into a colander and quickly rinse it with cold water to stop the cooking process. ￼
Combine everything with the cooked pasta
How to store it
Store this creamy pasta salad in the refrigerator in an airtight container, or in a bowl with plastic wrap pressed right down against the noodles to keep air out. Toss and serve when you're ready. It will last for 3-4 days.
Calories: 361kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 282mg | Potassium: 167mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 495IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 1mg