Classic creamy pasta salad!

– 1 16-ounce box of macaroni pasta – 1 package of powdered Italian Dressing – 2 cups mayonnaise – ¼ cup carrots – ¼ cup celery – ¼ cup peppers – ¼ cup pickles – 3 ounces cheddar cheese – 3 ounces pepper jack cheese – 1 can sweet peas – 3 hard-boiled eggs, sliced

 Add pasta to 6 quarts of lightly salted water. Cook according to the instructions on the bag. Remove pan from stove and drain the water. Add pasta into a large bowl and chill in the fridge. Once pasta is completely chilled, remove from fridge.

1. Rinse and dice celery and set aside. 2. Rinse and dice carrots and set aside. 3. Rinse and chop green peppers and set aside. 4. Rinse and chop red peppers and set aside. 5. Drain pickles, cut in half, and set aside. 6. Cut cheeses into small cubes and set aside.

Remove chilled pasta from fridge. Whisk the Italian dressing into the mayonnaise.

Add the ingredients, except the cheese, to the top of the pasta. Add the dressing and using a large spoon, toss all the ingredients until well incorporated.  Top the Macaroni Pasta Salad with the cheese and enjoy!

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