PARMESAN PASTA SALAD – It’s The Simple Things



Sometimes you want a little something to go with that sandwich. Nothing fancy, just…..well, a little something. I’ve got just the thing – Parmesan Pasta Salad.

This is a recipe I came across years ago, before I knew much about cooking. There are only four ingredients: pasta, mayonnaise, Parmesan, and salt. What’s not to like? Not only is this a kid favorite, but even adults have specifically requested it for potlucks.

This a tasty delight only takes about 15 minutes to prepare, no matter how much you’re making. Fast, easy, and delicious – the three best adjectives in the cooking world!

PARMESAN PASTA SALAD – makes 2 1/3 cups

  • 1 cup uncooked ditalini pasta (sometimes called short or salad macaroni)
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Cook pasta until it’s done to your liking (about 10 minutes). Drain and rinse with cold water to stop the cooking process.

Mix together the pasta, mayonnaise, Parmesan, and salt. Chill.