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Great Game Time Dish

Wednesday, September 9, 2015



As summer comes to a close and fall dawns upon us, so does football season.  Since Emma was born, I haven’t had time to sit with my husband and watch a game in its entirety.  The conditions have to be just right for me to even want to sit and watch a game these days.  However, nothing can keep me out of the kitchen, and not even Emma can stop me from cooking great food. 

I love putting a different spin on the foods I prepare for my family.  While deviled eggs are always a popular item for parties, I wanted to try something a bit different. There are many different spins on this dish out there, this is mine.  I've turned my "I don't like pasta salad" kids around with this dish. If you’re a fan of deviled eggs, this recipe is sure to be a crowd pleaser at any get together. 

Deviled Egg Pasta Salad

·         1 Box of Rotini or Penne pasta
·         6 - 7 hardboiled eggs, depending on your taste
·         2 1/3 cups lite mayonnaise
·         4 tablespoons mustard
·         ½ cup sweet relish
·         1/3  cup sweet pickle juice
·         ½ red pepper diced
·         ½ green pepper diced
·         2 ribs celery diced
·         ½ small red onion diced
·         1 tablespoon chives chopped
·         Paprika, salt and pepper to taste

Prepare the pasta according to box instructions.  While preparing pasta, boil eggs for 10 minutes or until fully cooked.  Combine mayo, mustard, chives, relish, sweet pickle juice, salt, and pepper in bowl and whisk until fully mixed. Drain pasta and place into large bowl.  Set pasta aside to cool.  Chop eggs into bite size pieces in separate bowl.  Once pasta has cooled, add red pepper, green pepper, celery, and onion. Pour whisked mixture onto pasta and mix together. Fold eggs into salad and place in fridge until completely cool. Finally, top with paprika and serve as a side dish to your favorite meal.

The thing that I really like about this dish is that it isn’t “one size fits all.”  Not everyone enjoys the sweetness of traditional deviled eggs.  If this is the case, have fun with this dish, add the ingredients that you would normally put into your deviled eggs and exclude the relish and sweet pickle juice.  Either way, this pasta salad is one that everybody is sure to enjoy.