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Spaghetti Salad


We love going to free outdoor concerts as a family.  Even if they aren't our "normal" type of music, we still enjoy sitting on a blanket, enjoying a picnic dinner and listening to the show.  It's always been our tradition to bring a big bowl of a main dish salad and rolls to these types of events.  My kids were a little nervous about the spaghetti salad, but it ended up being a HUGE hit and everyone had multiple servings.  It's quick and easy to throw together and everyone loves it!  You can adjust the amounts and types of veggies and cheeses to fit your family's likes.  Use up some of those garden tomatoes, peppers and cucumbers!  You could even add pepperoni if you like, but it totally doesn't need it!

Spaghetti Salad

1lb spaghetti noodles, broken & cooked
16 oz Italian salad dressing
1 TBSP Italian seasoning
fresh tomatoes & chopped onions or  1 can of diced tomatoes w/onions
diced celery
chopped cucumber
cubed colby jack cheese
parmesan cheese (the powdery kind)

Mix together salad dressing, seasoning, tomatoes, onions, celery and colby jack cheese in your serving bowl.  Add cooked spaghetti noodle pieces and mix well.  Sprinkle with parmesan cheese and toss.  Chill before serving.

my niece, Scarlett & I

My girlies chillin' on the blanket

Caleb & my nephews off exploring during the show