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SHRIMP PASTA SALAD -- This shrimp pasta salad is a tasty way to switch up your typical macaroni or pasta salad. It takes a few more steps than your typical mac salad but it's so worth it! | halfscratched.com
Shrimp Pasta Salad
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 20 mins
 

This shrimp pasta salad is a tasty way to switch up your typical macaroni or pasta salad. It takes a few more steps than your typical mac salad but it's so worth it!

Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12
Calories: 271 kcal
Author: Emily Hill
Ingredients
  • 16 oz elbow macaroni (1 box)
  • 3 cans tiny shrimp, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup sliced celery
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onion (or more to taste)
  • 4 T water
  • 6 T white vinegar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp dry mustard
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 2 T light mayonnaise
Instructions
  1. Cook pasta according to package directions; rinse, drain, and place in a large mixing bowl. Add shrimp, celery, and green onion; set aside.

  2. Combine sugar, dry mustard, and sea salt in a medium bowl. Whisk in eggs; set aside. 

  3. Bring water and vinegar to a boil in a small saucepan. Reduce heat to medium-low and add egg mixture, whisking vigorously so egg doesn't scramble. Cook until thickened (about the consistency of condensed cream of chicken soup). Let cool.

  4. Beat whipping cream on high speed until the consistency of whipped topping (about 4 to 5 minutes). Add mayonnaise and stir gently to combine. Fold in egg mixture.

  5. Add dressing to pasta and stir until thoroughly combined. Refrigerate at least one hour before serving.