Cook 2 cups pasta according to package directions. A one pound box of pasta is generally 4 cups.
In a large bowl mix 1 cup mayonnaise (regular or low-fat), three tablespoons milk, two tablespoon vinegar, one tablespoon mustard, 1-2 teaspoon sugar to taste, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper.
Finely chop one small or 1/2 medium red onion, two stalks celery and one pepper (red or green)
Mix pasta with the dressing, veggies and 1 cup of shredded mild cheddar cheese. Refrigerate for a few hours to blend flavors.
This is a very easy recipe to cut in half or double, but since I mainly use this for gatherings, this is the amount I commonly make. It also uses the full pepper.
Use low-fat mayo if you want.
A one-pound box of macaroni is 4 cups dry pasta.
Good refrigerated for 3-4 days but will not freeze well.
Tastes better if it spends a few hours in the refrigerator after mixing.
This one of those dishes that can lead to food poisoning. Please obey the food safety rules. See Summer Food Safety if you have questions.
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