Thursday, September 9, 2010

Deviled Egg Pasta Salad

My five year old daughter, Anya, is our fearless eater. She loves trying new things and lives by the "one bite" rule. She will take at least one bite of anything to see if she likes it. When she was 2 1/2 she would eat calamari and call it noodles. Her favorite all time food is crab legs and this is her requested "special dinner". She even likes to try combinations of things that we would all think was gross. Her most infamous combination was a frosted donut with peas for sprinkles. :) She says she wants to be a chef and open her own restaurant when she is older (in addition to being a ballerina and an astronaut), so I guess she is just working on her palate!

With extra paprika... YUM!

Now that she has started kindergarten, I try to give her different things for lunch because she is definately that child that doesn't want the same thing every day. (I make her bento boxes, which she LOVES!) When I saw this pasta salad at Cassie Craves, I knew I would be making it for Anya's lunch. She adores deviled eggs (we have to seriously limit her when they are around) so I knew this pasta salad would be right up her alley.

It didn't disappoint and is incredibly delicious. It tastes exactly like a deviled egg but with the yummy addition of elbow noodles.


Deviled Egg Pasta Salad
Recipe from Cassie Craves

1 pound elbow macaroni
3 cups Miracle Whip or mayonnaise
2 tablespoons yellow mustard
1 teaspoon white vinegar
Salt and pepper to taste
6 hard-boiled eggs, peeled and chopped
1/4 to 1/2 cup dill pickle relish (depending on how pickle-y you like it)

1. Cook pasta according to directions on box; drain. Rinse in cold water and drain again.

2. While pasta is cooking, whisk together Miracle Whip, mustard, vinegar, and salt and pepper.

3. Gently fold pasta, eggs, and relish into the sauce. Taste for seasoning; re-season as necessary. Sprinkle with paprika. Cover and refrigerate until serving (it’s best the next day).


Eliana said...

This looks so delicious. And how great that she is such a fearless eater.

Nichicakes said...

Im not even that brave to eat anything! I think I have to make this tonight it looks so good!

Ingrid_3Bs said...

I'm pretty certain my kiddos would enjoy your deviled pasta. Can't wait to try it.

Mine live by that same rule. My daughter grudgingly though. :) My guys also enjoy a variety.

Flourchild said...

I came looking for Zucchini bread and found this wonderful yummy looking salad! What a great dish!

megan said...

How cute Anya is - and what a refined palate she has!

I love deviled eggs too so this salad sounds perfect to me!

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