Hello! And welcome to Holly’s Cooking Challenge.

This month I will be making Pasta Salad and I hope you join me!

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Cooking Challenge

July 2023 Cooking Challenge

Easy Pasta Salad

Pasta salad is a summertime go-to in my house! It’s flavorful, refreshing, and oh-so-easy.

Whether you want to make it ahead to bring to a picnic or potluck, or are whipping up to serve for a quick dinner, pasta salad is always a good choice.

The recipe I am so excited to make with you this month is my classic easy pasta salad recipe. It’s a simple pasta salad with tender pasta tossed with crunchy fresh veggies, cheese, and a simple vibrant, tangy dressing. It’s easy to customize and makes a great main or side.

Looking for More Pasta Salad Inspiration?

For this cooking challenge, follow the recipe above or get creative with any of our favorites below!

After you make your version of Pasta Salad (remember, any variations are fine!), send in a picture of your creation to cookingchallenge@spendwithpennies.com.

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  1. Make the recipe of the month (or a variation of it!).
  2. Snap a photo of your creation.
  3. Email photos to cookingchallenge@spendwithpennies.com by the last day of the month at 11:59 PM PST for a chance to win a $100 Amazon gift card.

And don’t forget, for a bonus entry, leave a review on the recipe!

Share your recipe photos on social media and tag us at #HollysCookingChallenge
You could be featured in an upcoming post!

Holly’s Cooking Challenge Details

Visit the Holly’s Cooking Challenge page for full details, a list of FAQ, and to check out the previous challenges.

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Last Month’s Challenge

Last month, we turned on our grills and made skewers. It was so great seeing all your creations and getting the BBQ warmed up for summer!

And drumroll for the winner for Holly’s June 2023 Cooking Challenge…

Sharon S.

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Thank you to everyone who entered. It was so fun to be able to see all of your creations! Check them out…


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Holly is a wine and cheese lover, recipe creator, shopping enthusiast and self appointed foodie. Her greatest passion is creating in the kitchen and making deliciously comforting recipes for the everyday home cook!
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