Grandma’s Pasta Salad


  • 1/3 cup diced onion
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 3 tbsp vinegar
  • 2 1/2 cups Water
  • 2 cups small pasta
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup mayo or Miracle Whip
  • 1 tbsp mustard
  • 1/4 tsp celery seed
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 2 oz cheddar
  • Mix together the onion, sugar and vinegar and set aside.
  • Put the water, salt and pasta in the Instant Pot and give it a stir. Close the lid, make sure the valve is set to Sealing and push the Pressure Cook (or Manual) button. Adjust time using the + and - buttons to get to 5 minutes.
  • When it beeps that it's done, flip the valve from Sealing to Venting for a quick release and when the pin drops, remove the lid. Drain the pasta.
  • Whisk together the mayo, mustard, celery seed, salt and pepper. Add the onion/vinegar mixture and pour over the pasta. Add the celery and cheese cubes and stir well. Refrigerate for several hours to develop the flavour.
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