Tasty Thursday – Pasta Salad

My daughter LOVES pasta. She goggles it up. Now maybe that’s because I ate so much of it when I was pregnant or her Daddy is 3/4 Italian. Either way, I’m happy she loves it so much.

Here is a really yummy pasta salad for the wee ones.

What you will need

  • 12 ounces fun shaped pasta
  • 8 slices of bacon
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 4 tablespoons of salt
  • Dash of sugar – optional
  • 10 ounces cherry tomatoes, halved lengthwise
  • 1/2 pound of cheddar, cut into small cubes
  • 3 green onions, thinly sliced
  • Ground black pepper – optional
  • Basil leaves

Combined it all together

  • Cook the pasta according to the packet instructions. Then drain and rinse in cold water until cool. Set aside.
  • Cut the bacon into 1/2 inch pieces and throw into a large skillet. Saute until slightly crisp, and then remove to a paper towel lined plate
  • For the dressing, mix the mayonnaise, milk, vinegar, salt and sugar put in a small bowl
  • Stir together the pasta, dressing, tomatoes, bacon, cheddar and green onions in a large mixing bowl. Taste for seasonings, adding more salt and pepper if needed.
  • Stir in the basil at the end.



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