Chilled Pasta Salad

Caroline Hepfler

Cold pasta salad isn’t just a summer treat, it’s a kid favorite! So grab your kids and cook up this recipe tonight. And while you are bonding with the kiddos in the kitchen, don’t forget to have some fun reciting the rhyme I’ve included.

Chilled Pasta Salad
You will need:
8 ounces uncooked pasta (any shape)
1 can tuna, drained
1/2 cup cheddar cheese, cut into small cubes
1/2 cup mayo or salad dressing (or 1/4 cup each)
2 tablespoons of milk
1/2 cup frozen peas
1/2 teaspoon onion powder, salt & pepper to taste
Just a pinch of sugar

Steps to follow:
Boil water and cook pasta as it tells you on the package. When pasta is done, drain. Rinse with cold water. Mix drained pasta and all other ingredients into a large bowl. Chill in the refrigerator. This salad tastes best if made the night before. If it gets too dry add some more mayo & milk. Try adding other ingredients too, like chopped cucumber or celery.

Pasta Parade Rhyme
Pasta can be round, pasta can be long, I like pasta upside-down.
Pasta can be hot, pasta can be cold.
Pasta can be many shapes. I want to eat a great big plate.
Ravioli, macaroni, rotini or shells, which pasta do I pick?
I’ll eat them all!

For more info on Caroline Hepfler please visit her website at or visit to purchase her new Recipes & Rhyme book.

Caroline Hepfler wants to inspire families to cook and laugh together in the kitchen. Each article includes a kid friendly recipe and a fun rhyme. So what are you waiting for? Lets start rhyming!

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