This is the pasta salad I make for family reunions every year. It's a hearty meal with beef and pickled jalapeno chillies.
I wanted to make this for our 4th of July party, but the website was down and I couldn't access the recipe. So, I managed to put together what I could remember from reading the recipe one time! The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is my version is a little different..but still great! I did not use jalapenos or peppers--but green onions and tomatoes. I also improvised a dressing with sour cream, salsa, and Ranch mixed together. The last difference was I used bow-tie pasta. I refrigerated it overnight, then just before serving added the shredded cheese. It was a huge hit! - 29 Jul 2009 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
Next time I make this, I would use less red peppers, they were kind of overpowering. I also skipped the ranch dressing and olives which left it a little dry. Next time, I am thinking maybe some sour cream! After that, it would definitely be a 5 star recipe in my book! - 30 Aug 2009 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
This is a great dish i added more red pepper and some cilantro to mine. - 13 Apr 2014 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)