If you are a fan of egg salad then you are going to love this Deviled Egg Salad Pasta Salad Recipe. This easy pasta salad has all the amazing flavors of egg salad combined with pasta salad for the perfect summer pasta salad!
Deviled Egg Pasta Salad Recipe
This easy-to-make macaroni salad with egg will be a huge hit with everyone who takes a bite. It is one amazing recipe that is like combining deviled eggs, egg salad, and pasta salad, for one delish pasta dish!
This cold pasta salad recipe is perfect for any BBQ, potluck or get together next to the Bacon Ranch potato salad, avocado potato salad, and tasty summer desserts. I promise that easy pasta salad recipe is just as easy to make as any of your favorite pasta salad recipes.
We are big fans of egg salad and pasta salads in our house. They are all easy and healthy options that my kids love. They are also fantastic things to keep on the meal plan for lunches and great for bringing to get together.
For this Deviled Egg Salad Pasta Salad Recipe we took our love of deviled eggs and pasta salad combined them, and made the most amazing egg salad pasta salad recipe ever.
We love pasta salad in our house. Pasta Salad is our go-to side dish recipe during the summer months. They are filling, healthy, and a great chilled side dish to go with dinner on a hot day. There are so many different pasta salad recipes that you can never get bored with!
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Why you will love this Pasta Salad Recipe
Easy to make recipe. Pasta salad is easy to make, it is also easy to store and makes for a great side dish to a main meal or as a meal itself.
Pasta salad and deviled eggs combine. This easy macaroni salad with egg combines all the flavors of egg salad with macaroni salad and is a dish everyone loves when I bring it to a get together. If you are a fan of deviled eggs, you are going to love this easy macaroni salad too!
What to serve with Egg Salad Pasta Salad
This Egg Salad Macaroni Salad is perfect for a meal at home when you are grilling or if you are going to a group picnic and need something amazing to bring with you!
There are lots of great main dishes and side dishes that go along well with this macaroni salad recipe. Check out some of our favorite dishes that we make when we are having this macaroni salad with egg.
- Grilled Corn on the Cob
- Grilled Steaks
- Chili Lime Chicken
- Bacon Wrapped Scallops
- Grilled Salmon with Avocado Salsa
How to Garnish Egg Salad Pasta Salad
Garnishing a deviled egg pasta salad can add an extra layer of visual appeal and flavor to the dish. Here are some garnishing ideas to consider:
Chopped Fresh Herbs. Sprinkle chopped fresh herbs like parsley, chives, dill, or cilantro over the top of the pasta salad. Not only do they add color, but they also provide a burst of fresh flavor.
Paprika or Smoked Paprika. A sprinkle of paprika or smoked paprika can add a touch of color and a subtle smoky flavor that complements the deviled egg theme.
Sliced Radishes. Thinly sliced radishes can bring a refreshing crunch and a pop of color to the pasta salad.
Extra Chopped Hard-Boiled Eggs. Reserve a few extra hard-boiled eggs, peel them and chop them finely or slice them into thin slices, and places them on top of the pasta salad. This reinforces the deviled egg theme and adds texture.
Thinly Sliced Green Onions. Sliced green onions (scallions) provide a mild onion flavor and a nice green color contrast.
Tips & Variations for Making Pasta Salad
Don’t overcook the pasta. It is important to not overcook the pasta. Cook just until al dente and then drain them and then cool the pasta in the strainer with cold water until all of the pasta is cooled. This will prevent a soggy pasta salad.
Cool the pasta completely. Just like over-cooking pasta will give you a mushy pasta salad, so will noodles that are not cooled all the way. As soon as they are done cooking you want to shock the pasta with cold water to stop the cooking process.
Let the pasta salad sit before serving. You can serve this pasta salad immediately after making it however I find pasta salad is best when it has time to sit in the fridge and all of the flavors are able to mix together. Letting the pasta salad sit for a few hours before serving results in a more flavorful and delicious Italian pasta salad!
Add mustard. If you are a fan of mustard in your deviled eggs then you can add some yellow mustard or Dijon mustard to your pasta salad.
Add more veggies. If you want to you can add chopped celery, dill pickles, or even sweet pickle relish. You can change out the white onion for red onion.
Give it a kick. If you want to add a bit of spice to it you can add a dash of hot sauce or some cayenne pepper, when adding the spice to it to your preferred taste.
What is the best pasta to use for pasta salad?
Deviled egg pasta salad is a unique and flavorful dish that combines the elements of classic deviled eggs and pasta salad. When choosing the type of pasta to use, you’ll want to select a variety that can hold up well to the creamy dressing and other ingredients while providing a good texture and bite. I personally like to use elbow macaroni but there are other pasta options that work well for deviled egg pasta salad:
Elbow Macaroni. Elbow macaroni is a popular choice for pasta salads due to its small size and sturdy shape, which can hold the dressing and other ingredients effectively.
Rotini. Rotini pasta’s spiral shape not only holds the dressing well but also captures the flavors of the ingredients. It adds a visually appealing texture to the salad.
Farfalle (Bowtie). Farfalle pasta is another excellent option. Its bowtie shape adds an elegant touch to the salad, and its structure holds up well to creamy dressings.
Cavatappi. Cavatappi is a spiral-shaped pasta that looks like corkscrews. It’s great for trapping bits of dressing and other ingredients, ensuring a flavorful bite in every spoonful.
Gemelli. Gemelli pasta is twisted and braided, making it a visually interesting choice for pasta salads. Its shape allows it to hold onto the dressing and other components nicely.
Penne. Penne pasta is tube-shaped with angled ends, which can capture and hold the dressing and other ingredients effectively.
Rotelle (Wagon Wheels). Rotelle pasta resembles small wagon wheels, and its shape can help catch the flavors of the deviled egg-inspired dressing and other add-ins.
How to Hard Boil Eggs
Place your eggs in a single layer in the bottom of a pot. Cover it with two inches of water. Bring the water to a rolling boil on high heat. Turn the burner off but keep the pot on that burner. Cover with a lid and let them sit for 12 minutes. Drain the water and run the eggs under cool water. If you have never made hard boiled eggs check out the stove top hard boiled eggs for all the best tips.
How to Store Pasta Salad Leftovers
Egg salad pasta salad needs to be stored in the fridge in an airtight container. If you store leftovers of this pasta salad in the fridge and it dries out a little, just add some more mayo before serving.
How long will this pasta salad recipe last?
As long as you store this easy pasta salad recipe properly, it will last for 3 to 5 days in the refrigerator. Be sure to store it in an airtight container, like the rubbermaid containers after you have served it for dinner or if you are making it ahead of time.
Deviled Egg Salad Pasta Salad Ingredients
- Elbow macaroni
- white onion
- hardboiled eggs
How to Make Egg Salad Pasta Salad
In a large pot boil water and cook elbow noodles according to the package instructions. Drain the pasta and rinse with cold water. Add the pasta to a large mixing bowl.
While the elbow noodles are cooking deshell the hardboiled eggs. Cut each egg in half and remove the egg yolks. Put the egg yokes in a large-sized bowl and set the egg whites to the side.
Using a fork mash the egg yokes and set aside. Then chop the egg whites into small pieces. Add the egg whites to the mashed egg yokes.
Next, dice your onion into small pieces. I hate cutting onions so I like to use an onion chopper.
Add the mayo, onions, paprika, salt, and pepper to the egg and egg yolk mixture stir to combine, and be sure to mix well.
Once the noodles are cooled to room temperature, pour the deviled egg mixture to the pasta and mix well to combine.
You can serve it immediately if desired, however, I prefer to put the deviled egg macaroni salad in the fridge for 30 minutes to an hour to chill.
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Egg Salad Macaroni Salad
- In a large pot boil water and cook elbow noodles according to package.
- While the elbow noodles are cooking deshell the hardboiled eggs. Cut each egg in half and put the yokes in a large sized bowl.
- Using a fork mash the egg yokes and set aside. Then chop the egg whites in to small pieces. Add the egg whites to the the mashed egg yokes.
- Next dice your onion into small pieces. I hate cutting onions so I like to use an onion chopper.
- Add the mayo, onions, paprika, salt and pepper to the egg and egg yoke mixture and mix well.
- At this time the noodles should be about done cooking. When the noodles are done cooking, drain the noodles with a colander. Leave the noodles in a colander and rinse with cold water to cool them to room temperature or colder.
- Once the noodles are cooled a bit, let them drain and then add them to the egg mixture and mix well. Be sure to coat all of the noodles.
- You can serve immediately if desired, however I prefer to put the egg salad pasta salad in the fridge for 30 minutes to an hour to chill.
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