Sunshine Pasta Salad with The Pioneer Woman | Food Network

Ree describes her sunshine pasta salad as “glorious, and beautiful and oh so flavorful!”

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Sunshine Pasta Salad
Level: Easy
Total: 30 min
Active: 20 min
Yield: 8 servings


Sunshine Dressing:
1 cup mayonnaise
1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup Dijon mustard
Zest of a lemon
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon grated garlic
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

1 pound penne pasta
Kosher salt
4 cups red grape tomatoes, halved
4 cups yellow grape tomatoes, halved
2 cups frozen sweet corn, thawed
1 red bell pepper, seeded and cut into strips
1 orange bell pepper, seeded and cut in strips
1 yellow bell pepper, seeded and cut in strips
One 16-ounce jar banana peppers, drained and sliced
1 lemon, sliced, for garnishing


For the sunshine dressing: Add the mayonnaise, sour cream, mustard, lemon zest, lemon juice, garlic, salt and pepper to a medium bowl and whisk until combined.

For the salad: Cook the pasta in salted water according to package instructions. Drain and rinse the pasta under cold water. Allow the pasta to dry slightly before assembling; this will help the dressing really adhere to the pasta.

Pour the dressing over the pasta in a large bowl and toss to coat. Add the yellow and grape tomatoes, corn, bell peppers and banana peppers and toss gently until evenly mixed. Arrange the salad onto a serving platter and garnish with the lemon slices.

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47 Replies to “Sunshine Pasta Salad with The Pioneer Woman | Food Network”

  1. The recipe looks delicious and refreshing… I will surely try out this recipe… Thank you for sharing such a wonderful recipe… Do stay connected with us!!
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  2. I think my entire family would kill me except for maybe one person, if I put all those hot banana peppers in the Maybe on the side!! πŸ‘Œ

  3. Sheesh people…make your own damn pasta salad, if you’re capable. Nobody’s twisting your arms to make it like she did. IDIOTS

  4. Looks like summer in a bowl! Nice. Pretty. Loaded with veggies. Nice dish for a potluck… IF we were allowed out! Til then… Eat this salad outside with sweet tea… Yes! TFS

  5. That is a LOT of bell peppers! Do you not have sense enough to use a bigger bowl? Needs some onion maybe some brocolli if you need green or some celery.

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