*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                            American Pasta Salad
 
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 Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :30:00
 Categories    : Salad
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    1      pound         pasta shells
    2      cups          mayonnaise
      1/4  cup           Parmesan cheese -- grated
      1/4  cup           red wine vinegar
    1      teaspoon      dried oregano
    1      teaspoon      dried thyme
      1/2  teaspoon      salt
      1/2  teaspoon      pepper
      1/2  teaspoon      garlic powder
    6                    hard boiled eggs -- peeled and chopped
    1      cup           mozzarella cheese -- diced
    1                    red bell pepper -- coarsely chopped
    4                    scallion -- finely chopped
 
 In a large pot of boiling water, cook oasta until tender. Meanwhile, in a large
  bowl, blend the mayonnaise, parmesan cheese, vinegar, oregano, thyme, salt, pe
 pper, and garlic powder. Drain and rinse pasta and add to the mayonnaise mixtur
 e; mix well . Add the chopped eggs, mozzarella cheese, red pepper, and scallion
 s. Mix just until combined. Serve immediately, or cover and chill for serveral 
 hours or overnight to blend flavors.
 
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 NOTES : Add some diced salami or pepperoni and the salad becomes a whole meal i
 n itself. For flavor variations, add 1/2 teaspoon dillweed or basil