Saturday, October 15, 2016

BOO-t-ful Dyed Pasta Salad

Let's get our BOO on by adding a Halloween twist to pasta salad! Simply dye the macaroni orange and green, and of course some black olives (or black beans) would be a fun addition too. There are specialty holiday pastas on the market but what I love about this is, anyone can make it with food coloring and elbow macaroni. And don't hesitate to get the kids involved too, they'll have a blast:@)

The key to not having the colors bleed together once the salad is mixed is cooking the pasta in dyed water, 
then rinsing it in cold water until the water runs clear.

  1. For each cup of cooking water use 18 drops of yellow food coloring and 2 drops of red to make orange. Use 20 drops of green.
  2. Cook pasta per directions on the package or until desired doneness, drain and run under cold water until the water runs clear. I like adding macaroni to boiling water and setting a timer for 8 minutes.
  3. Mix your favorite pasta salad recipe and serve.


  1. Love the Boo Lynn! Thanks for counting the number of drops of food coloring :)

  2. Now that's what I call a spooky salad! How did you ever keep track of the number of drops you used :)
    Thanks for the method tips, looks like a fun thing to try!

  3. Thanks for the tips on dying pasta! So fun to shake up the colors for all the holidays---pasta salad is always a hit!

  4. You make food a fun, playful experience, Lynn, and that's why I enjoy coming to your posts! Hope you have a happy week.

  5. What a clever girl you are! I have never heard of that! What fun, and you could do it for any holiday! Yummy too!

  6. Fantastic!
    I'm going to make Bronco Pasta salad for next Sunday's game! Love it!

  7. Hi Lynn,
    What a great idea for your awesome Pasta Salad! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday. Have a great weekend and come back soon!
    Miz Helen


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