Quarantine Cooking Vol. 2

One of my all time favorite things to eat is a good pasta salad. Whether it comes on the side of my sandwich for lunch or I end up eating the whole bowl for dinner, I love pasta salad. One day when I was making the typical boxed bacon and ranch pasta salad mix, I thought about all the things in my fridge and pantry that would be good in the salad and out came what I like to call “Casey’s Kitchen Sink Pasta Salad”. Enjoy!

Casey’s Kitchen Sink Pasta Salad

Grab pasta salad from the store and prepare according to box.

  1. Allow pasta salad mixture to chill for about an hour.
  2. Add one can of drained, rinsed black beans.
  3. Add one can of drained whole kernel corn.
  4. Add a bunch of halved cherry tomatoes.
  5. Add one can of green chilis with the juice.
  6. Add seasonings – salt/pepper, crushed red pepper
  7. Add shredded cheese and Parmesan cheese.
  8. Mix everything well and let chill for another hour.

**other things that would be good if you need to use up stuff in your fridge/pantry – shredded or thinly sliced carrots, celery, black olives, leftover chopped chicken, broccoli**