With warm weather having arrived, invitations to cookouts and barbecues will soon start filling your calendar. Well, this is a perfect recipe to bring as a side dish. It's a creamy pasta salad with a kick of garlic flavor. Can't beat that!
This has been my go-to pasta salad recipe for years. It doesn't have any fancy ingredients and most people will willingly give it a try, which is always a bonus when you're bringing food to an event. Makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside. ;-)
Creamy Pasta Salad
1 1b box penne pasta, cooked al dente per package instructions
1 large tomato, roughly chopped
1 large cucumber, roughly chopped
6 small green onions, chopped (green and white parts)
6 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/3 cup sour cream
2 Tbsp mustard
1 1/2 cups mayonnaise
3 Tbsp parsley (or to taste)
salt and pepper to taste
- Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
- Refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving.
- Serve chilled. Refrigerate leftovers.
If you're feeling a little more adventurous, give some of these other tried and true Harris Sisters side dish recipes a try: