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Layered Pasta Salad

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Ingredients
  Elbow macaroni 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Boiling water 2 1⁄2 Quart
  Cooking oil 1 Tablespoon
  Salt 2 Teaspoon
  Cooking oil/Olive oil 1 Tablespoon
  Lettuce head 1 Medium
  Slivered cooked ham 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Hard-boiled eggs 6 , sliced
  Frozen cooked peas/Uncooked 10 Ounce
  Grated gouda cheese/Edam cheese 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Green onions 8 , grated
  Sour cream 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Salad dressing/Mayonnaise 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Granulated sugar 2 Tablespoon
  Grated medium cheddar cheese 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Bacon slices 6 , cooked and crumbled
Directions

MAKING
1) In Dutch oven boil water. Add macaroni, cooking oil and salt. Cook uncovered for 5 to 7 minutes until just tender.
2) Drain out from the liquid.
3) Rinse under cold water and drain again.
4) Transfer the macaroni back to the pot.
5) Stir in olive oil and toss well.
6) Cut or break lettuce into bite size pieces.
7) In a 9 x 13 inch (22 x 33 cm) pan arrange the lettuce.
8) Use a large salad bowl to make the layers to ensure getting some of every layer in each serving. Toss the salad just before serving if using a large bowl.
9) Make layers of macaroni, ham, eggs, peas, Edam cheese and onion on the lettuce.
10) Mix together mayonnaise, sour cream and sugar.
11) Spread it over the top and seal the edge.
12) Sprinkle Cheddar cheese over it followed by bacon.
13) Seal with a plastic wrap.
14) Chill for a day before serving.

SERVING
15) Serve chilled.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Mediterranean
Course: 
Appetizer
Method: 
Mixing
Dish: 
Salad
Interest: 
Holiday, Party, Healthy
Ingredient: 
Egg
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
10 Minutes
Ready In: 
20 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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