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Sweet Pea Salad

—Betty Otten, Tea, South Dakota
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    58 servings


  • 5 pounds uncooked bow tie pasta
  • 1 pound carrots, shredded
  • 1 package (16 ounces) frozen peas, thawed
  • 10 celery ribs, diced
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 5 cups mayonnaise
  • 4 cups sweetened condensed milk
  • 2-1/2 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper


  • Cook pasta according to package directions; drain. In three large bowls, combine the pasta, carrots, peas, celery and onion.
  • In another large bowl, combine the remaining ingredients. Stir a third of the dressing into each bowl of pasta mixture. Cover and refrigerate until chilled.

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  • Cupcake_k9
    Nov 14, 2013

    Yummy! Very easy and a great lunchbox companion.

  • Karen.Buske
    Jul 24, 2012

    Come on reviewers, this recipe is made for a potluck recipe, its going to give you a large quantity for a large crowd. Halve or make a third of the recipe. Don't miss out on a good recipe because of the quantity. Try it you'll like it!

  • mlehman2010
    Jun 16, 2011

    please share recipe for 4 or 8 servings. I would love to make this but not the huge amount called for - thank you

  • mullenpm
    May 31, 2011

    The directions for this recipe are very confusing. Exactly why the "three bowls"?Why give a recipe that is obviously made for a caterer and not a home cook.

  • 1scotty
    Jun 4, 2010

    No comment left

  • krystaljoy
    Feb 23, 2010

    No comment left

  • ckuncio
    Sep 17, 2009

    Wow why the large servingswhat is a 4 serving nutrtional valueHow do you figur the nutritional value for one

  • Carolyn Bergman
    Nov 21, 2008

    more peas makes it a lot tastier.

  • ann
    Feb 21, 2006

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