Wacky Mac Pasta Salad

Here’s a great recipe that my grandmother recently taught me how to make, now that I’m on my own and in college.  Since I am always on the go, I love that it’s really simple to make and it makes a great side to any meal!


  • 1 can of 3 bean salad
  • ½ bag/box of tricolored or veggie pasta
  • 2 teaspoons balsamic vinaigrette dressing


  1. Heat water in a pot on high until boils
  2. Add the pasta, lower the heat, and stir frequently for 8-9 mins
  3. Drain pasta and put into a bowl
  4. Open the can of 3 bean salad and drain 1/3 of the juice, leaving some left over to use as sauce for the pasta
  5. Pour the beans and juice into the bowl of pasta and stir
  6. Add 1-2 teaspoons of balsamic vinaigrette dressing and stir
  7. Place in the refrigerator to cool

Bon Appétit! 


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