We had a potluck last week at work, for someone who is leaving. Those potlucks are always full of good food! There was a pasta salad that everyone loved, which was made by my fellow nurse, Larisa. I got the recipe from her because I was going to bring a salad to a family event on Friday. It was a hit there too. Even Bob who is usually suspicious of anything with broccoli in it, really liked it. I think you will too!
Broccoli Bacon Pasta Salad
3 cups mayonnaise
3/4 cup sugar
5 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1 box rotini pasta
1 head broccoli
1 small red onion, chopped
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
8-10 slices bacon, cooked and chopped
Stir together mayonnaise, sugar and red wine vinegar. Place into refrigerator to cool.
Cook pasta as directed on package, drain and rinse with cool water.
Cut broccoli florets from stems and separate into small pieces.
Stir broccoli, onion, bacon and cheese together. Add pasta, then stir in mayonnaise mix.
Refrigerate overnight before serving.