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Delicious graduation party salad recipes that are easy to double or triple for large crowds. Raspberry dessert salad, potato salad, macaroni salad and cauliflower ranch salad.

Salad Recipes for Graduation Parties

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If you have a child graduating this year, now is the time to plan food for your graduation party! Or if you’re helping out a relative or friend. Here is a roundup of graduation party salad recipes that you can easily double or triple to feed a crowd.

Raspberry Cheesecake Dessert Salad

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A raspberry cheesecake dessert salad that is so delicious.  Not to mention it’s super easy. For large crowds, I would plan to double or triple the original recipe at the very least.

Ingredients (Plan to Double or Triple)

Instructions

  1. In a medium sized bowl, blend the vanilla yogurt and Cool Whip.
  2. Add the Jello Cheesecake pudding mix and blend with a whisk or an electric mixer.
  3. Fold in one small package of frozen raspberries. Refrigerate 1 to 2 hours before serving. This will allow the raspberries to thaw and add flavor to the cheesecake mixture.
  4. Optional – add to a trifle bowl or fun serving bowl. On top of the cheesecake mixture, decorate with the rim of the bowl with Reddi Whip then add the frozen raspberries to the middle.
  5. Boom! The easiest dessert salad you’ll ever make.

Optional “dressed up” version, top with Reddi Whip and extra raspberries.

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Hands Down Best Potato Salad

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The best potato salad you’ll ever make. Ok, I may be a bit bias. 😉 But the secret is in the sauce.

Ingredients (Plan to Double or Triple)

  • 8 medium-sized potatoes
  • 8 eggs (boiled)
  • 8-10 dill pickles
  • 1/2 medium yellow or white onion

Sauce

Instructions

  1. Boil eggs, peel, dice and cool.
  2. Boil potatoes, peel, dice and cool.
  3. Dice pickles and onions.
  4. Combine eggs, potatoes, pickles and onions in a medium-sized serving bowl.
  5. Mix the miracle whip, mustard, milk, sugar and salt to make the sauce.
  6. Fold the sauce into the egg, potato, pickle and onion mixture.
  7. Chill for a few hours before serving.
  8. Enjoy!

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Not Your Store Bought Macaroni Salad

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I really wish my pictures did this salad justice. I promise you will not be disappointed. Be sure to use miracle whip, not regular mayo.

Ingredients (Plan to Double or Triple)

  • 1/2 box medium shell pasta
  • 1 small block of medium cheddar cheese
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 can peas
  • 1 can tuna

Sauce

  • 2 1/2 c miracle whip (do not substitute mayo!)
  • 3/4 tbsp. yellow mustard
  • 1/2 c milk
  • 1/2 tbsp. sugar
  • 1 tsp. salt

Instructions

  1. Cook one half of a box of shell pasta (1 pound box) according to the directions on the box. Rinse with cold water. (Warm pasta and miracle whip is not a good combination!) 🙂 Add the cooked pasta to a medium serving bowl.
  2. Drain the tuna, add to the pasta.
  3. Drain the can of peas, add.
  4. Dice 1 medium onion, add.
  5. Chop and add 1 small block of medium cheddar cheese.
  6. Now for the sauce –in a separate bowl combine the miracle whip, milk, mustard, sugar and salt. Mix well.
  7. Add the sauce to the pasta, tuna, peas, onion and cheese mixture. Stir until everything is coated.
  8. Refrigerate until served.

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Cauliflower Ranch Summer Salad

Refreshing cauliflower summer salad with pasta, cucumbers, tomatoes, olives and ranch. This one is a personal favorite.

Ingredients (Plan to Double or Triple)

Instructions

  1. Cook half of one box of spiral pasta (1 pound box) according to the directions on the box. Rinse with cold water.
  2. Chop the cauliflower into bite-size pieces.
  3. Dice the cucumber and tomato into chunks.
  4. Slice the olives (if not already pre-sliced out of the can).
  5. Mix pasta, cauliflower, cucumber, tomato and olives in a large bowl.
  6. Add the ranch dressing – enough to coat the salad mixture.
  7. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

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There you have it. 4 great graduation party salad recipes. I hope you enjoy!