Spaghetti Salad

Nothing is more fun than a Crawfish Boil. Crawfish are a cross between lobster and shrimp at least that is how I explain these delicacies. Crawfish may seem like a lot of work to peel and eat, but worth the effort. We were invited to a Louisiana Crawfish Boil, hosted by friends from Louisiana, everything was authentic including the spices. I love parties where you bring a side, especially since the host was boiling crawfish all day. From hot sauce to remoulaude sauce, the crawfish were divine. A good side dish for any outdoor gathering is Spaghetti Salad. My recipe is a take off from one of my favorite eateries in the South. A little spice, a little pasta, some cheese, what’s not to like!
I hope you enjoy this for your next outdoor gathering, seafood or otherwise. As they say in New Orleans… Let the Good Times Roll!

Spaghetti Salad

  • 2 Pounds Thin Spaghetti Cooked Al Denti, Drained & Cooled
  • 1 Bunch Green onions Chopped
  • ½ Red Bell Pepper Chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Red Pepper (I like to add more, ½ teaspoon more)
  • 2 teaspoons Garlic Powder
  • 2 Teaspoons Salt
  • 2 Teaspoons Pepper
  • 1 ½ cups of Mayonnaise, I use the light but you decide
  • 3 Cups shredded Cheddar Cheese

Combine all ingredients, stir until well mixed together. Let stand in refrigerator for two hours.

About Michele (the Author)

Growing up in Vicksburg, MS, Michele experienced a wonderful culinary experience, from seafood to ethnic foods, Lebanese and Greek! Married to John, we have two sons who have kept me busy in the kitchen. Hence, my need for good, quick food. After taking a few cooking courses, I love the learning process with tips and recipes from friends and family members. I have contributed and help produce several cookbooks for volunteer organizations. My second love is gardening which plays into my love of cooking. Nothing is better than fresh herbs used in recipes. My favorite hobby is baking, and sampling the yummy treats, they go hand in hand. Which contributes to me still being an avid fast walker, love of the outdoors and gardening, and I still carry Sting-Kill with me everywhere!