Spicy Tomato Basil Pasta Salad with Edam Cheese

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Spicy Tomato Basil Pasta Salad with Edam Cheese

There is something about pasta salads in the summer time, we just can’t seem to get enough of them. I am a HUGE fan of The Pioneer Woman, and I came across this really fun pasta salad recipe, and I decided to give it a go. Granted I changed up the cheese. This salad is a lot different than what I would normally whip up. My husband loves tomatoes, and I am really starting to like basil, so I thought give it a go!  It is a Spicy Tomato Basil Pasta Salad with Edam Cheese!

Arla Dofino Cheese

I was sent some Arla Dofino Cheese to try out, and one of them was the Edam cheese! I thought it would go perfectly in this salad. I have to say all of these cheeses were amazing, and super creamy! Arla Dofino has become one of my favorite brand of cheeses! The Havarti was my husbands favorite, and mine is the Edam! I had never tried this brand of cheese until now, and I have been missing out! I highly recommend trying this brand of cheese if you love your cheese like we do! I can’t live without good cheese! 

Pasta Salad

So let’s get to the recipe shall we? It is really easy to whip up, and doesn’t have a ton of ingredients!


12 Ounces of Pasta ( I used Bow Ties)
1/2 cup Mayonnaise 
1/4 cup milk (I used Lactaid)
2-3 tbs white vinegar
1 to 1 1/2 cups Adobo Sauce from Chipolte Peppers ( If you like it hot add a little more)
10 ounces of grape tomatoes halved
1 Edam Cheese Round diced
8-15 Fresh Basil Leaves sliced
Salt and Pepper to taste

Tomato Basil Pasta SaladHow To Make: 

1. First off you want to cook your pasta according to the package, and then rinse in cold water when done, drain and place in a bowl. 
2. While pasta is cooking, I cut up the cheese, tomatoes and basil and set aside. 
3. Once pasta is done, put in a bowl, add tomatoes, cheese and basil. 
4. Then add all other ingredients to create the sauce, stir until well mixed, and then add salt and pepper to taste. Now the Adobe Chipolte sauce is pretty spicy, so if you prefer it to be mild I suggest 1 tbs, or if you want a bit more of a kick feel free to add more.
5. Refrigerate for a few hours before serving so the flavors will soak in!  
Serve and Enjoy! 

The Edam cheese is so nice and creamy and has a bit of a sharp taste to it! It pairs really well with the tomato and basil, and the kick of sauce adds another wonderful dimension to the salad!

Do you love Pasta Salads like we do? 

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Delicious BLT Pasta Salad

A Fun Twist On a BLT


Warmer weather is here in Kansas, I think we jumped from winter to summer! It has been getting in high 90’s most days and we have had a few that hit 100 and higher! Wooza, I am wishing we had spring because this hot weather is already draining me!  To hot to get out and go do stuff, as you start sweating almost instantly!!

With warmer weather here, I tend to go crazy on making pasta salads. Adam starts to crave it as do I! My mother-in-law made a pasta salad similar to this at our last get together we had. It was so good, extremely easy to make! It is going to be a new favorite in our house I am betting :-)!

If you love BLT’s then give this BLT Pasta Salad a go. I am not a tomato lover so I just pick them out, and give them to Adam to enjoy!


  • 1 box of Pasta Shells
  • 1 package of bacon (any brand will do)
  • 3-4 tomatoes diced
  • 1 bag of Spinach leafs
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups of mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp milk


  1. You will want to cook your pasta how it shows on the box. Once it is done drain and make sure to rinse in cool water till cool.
  2. While pasta is cooking, start to cook up your bacon till nice and crispy, then once it cools tear it into little bite size pieces, and toss in the drained cool pasta.
  3. Add your mayonnaise and tsp of milk in a bowl and mix up.
  4. Then just Mix all of the ingredients together and put in the fridge until ready to serve.
  5. Once you are ready to serve, lay some spinach leaves on plate, then top with the pasta salad and serve.


BLT Pasta


I served this for dinner, and it was pretty filling. You are welcome to make this as a side or main dish! When it gets so hot out, I tend to enjoy lighter foods rather then tons of grease or heavy food. Plus it is nice to have some good salad recipes on hand to make and take to potlucks, and bbq’s you get invited to!

I hope you all enjoy this recipe, like we do! Feel free to add more ingredients or toss some ranch in, whatever your taste buds desire :-)! Feel Free to Pin on Pinterest to save this recipe for later use, or print it off!

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