Pasta that is Gouda...

Yummmm is all I can say.

I found this recipe last week when I was planning our weekly menu.  Something I hadn't done in a few weeks due to a random schedule we've had.  (and in turn, we ate a lot of cereal for dinner.  Kind of a nice change.  It was like I was taking the Special K challenge, and Stephen was taking the Cheerio challenge.  I don't think any weight was lost though)

But it sure was nice to have REAL meals last week.

Like this one.  Spicy Pasta Salad with smoked Gouda, tomatoes and basil... a Pioneer Woman Recipe... in honor of her new show on the Food Network!!!!!

The special ingredient is adobo sauce. Say it with me A-DO-BO.

It is A-Good-A.

Here's the recipe.  It makes a ton, which I then ate left overs every day for lunch.  I loved this pasta cold.  All around, good meal ;)  I did add some roasted chicken to it when I served it to Stephen, as he needed a little more than just the pasta.  This would be a great pasta for a Labor Day Picnic! 

Anyway, it's a good recipe to have on hand.  Easy to make, and ingredients aren't all that expensive. 


Click here to see how Pioneer Woman makes it... and I've copied the recipe below.

(PS- Didn't she do an awesome job on her show Saturday?  I loved watching it.  I sat and smiled the entire time.  Loved it!)


  • 12 ounces, weight Mostaccioli  - (* I just used Penne pasta.. I bet they are the same.)
  • 1/2 cup Mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup Whole Milk
  • 4 Tablespoons White Vinegar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoon Adobo Sauce From Chipotle Peppers (or One Minced Chipotle Pepper)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • Ground Black Pepper To Taste
  • 10 ounces, weight Grape Tomatoes, Halved Lengthwise
  • 1/2 pound Smoked Gouda Cheese, Cut Into Small Cubes
  • 24 whole Basil Leaves (chiffonade)


Missy Rose said...

yes she did! did you see her on paula makin' enchiladas right before her show aired? i just love her. haven't followed her blog as much as you have, but i LOVE watching her in person. she's so *real*. and this pasta recipe is going to make it onto our rotation, as i'm pretty sure marc is having a love affair with smoked gouda!

DJ said...

I missed the show! I apparently haven't watched TV live in a looong time, because I forgot that when someone says 11:30, it means 10:30 for me. :/

I LOVE eating cereal for dinner, btw. But for me it's usually a Cap'n Crunch challenge - or at the healthiest, a Honey Bunches of Oats challenge.

Candace said...

I love your blog and I think we could be good friends, Sarah to Shreveport. Say hi to Bethany for me tonight. :)

Much love,

Candace Chaney

Anonymous said...

Sarah, made this last week too, and loved it. Great minds think alike!! Great blog -- miss you.