Pasta salads are a great meal any time of day. This is one of many easy delicious salads that Judy brings to us and can be qualified in the good family meals department. Easy delicious pasta recipes are and excellent way to get veggies into you as well as being cost efficient since the ingredients are both low cost and easy top find since many of the ingredients are ones you have readily on hand. Good family meals start with love and care and if you take the time to take out or add your own healthy ingredients to any recipe you can practically make and easy delicious salads healthy as well as great to eat. Judy uses shell pasta in her recipe but when it comes to pasta salads just about any pasta can work even Asian noodles.
Easy delicious pasta recipes start with having premade pasta and having premade pasta on hand makes it even easier. If you premake pasta you can basically refrigerate it for at least 4 to five days and have it ready to go for any pasta recipe you have. Pasta salads are great since they allow for experimenting so even if you have a recipe you want to try the beauty is in the trial and error part. Yes you can take any recipe and make it with ingredients you like all you have to do is make it once and have your diners try and if they are not happy because there is too much of something or not enough you can always try and try until you get it right.
Dinner ideas with pasta usually start with fresh made pasta but that doesn’t always have to be the plan. Many great recipes are made with leftover pasta. Some of the best pasta dish recipes out there are also made with pasta that you cooked previously and have stored well in the fridge. That is the beauty of pasta and the recipes made with it. You can boil your favorite pasta and then shock it with cold water right after it comes off the stove. This shocking will quickly bring down the heat, since after boiling most things continue to cook since they are so hot, and once you cool it down quickly you can drain it and add some canola oil or any oil you prefer other than olive oil since this tends to harden a bit. Once you’ve added the oil to it you can place the cooked and oiled pasta into a container and then it can be refrigerated for at least 4 to 5 days and can be readily heated up in hot, not boiling water, and used for your favorite recipes.Recipes like this one are perfect for pasta that is precooked since it takes at least 10 minutes off the total cooking and prepping time and will make your recipe easier.Thanks to Judy of the Southern Lady Cooks Blog for her yummy Amish Pasta Salad recipe that brings pasta salad to us from an Amish perspective. Bon apetit. **
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