Photo: Ray Kachatorian
Prep Time
20 Mins
Cook Time
10 Mins
Chill Time
1 Hour
Makes 6 to 8 servings

Talk to the folks at your local cheese counter about finding good smoked Gouda. There are some processed cheeses that look the part but lack the intense flavor.

How to Make It

Step 1

Cook pasta in salted boiling water according to package directions. Drain and rinse with cold water.

Step 2

Rub a medium nonreactive bowl with garlic halves, and add next 4 ingredients and cooked pasta. Mix well, and chill 1 hour before serving.

Ratings & Reviews

Very tasty and super easy!

August 02, 2015
I took this to a potluck party last night and got numerous good reviews, a request for the recipe, and overall a big thumbs up.  Would definitely make again!  Next time I may want to mix in a bit of the oil from the sun dried tomatoes for even more flavor, but it was good as is!

hollyjoyjoyjoy's Review

April 12, 2014

Adshehan's Review

June 29, 2013

savvychef's Review

June 24, 2013
Taking this to friend's family for dinner tonight! It's simple to make and sooooo good! Used Trader Joe's organic brown rice pasta- first for me! Already scouting my calendar for the next 'take along' event: Slow Food Potluck, Deer Valley concert, Sun Valley getaway, and more along the way! Thanks!!

athornbu's Review

July 04, 2012
The pasta tasted kinda bland. Definitely better on day 2. I will try it again with tweeks.

photosynthesis's Review

June 16, 2012
really good, we too substituted the mayo for the oil from the jar of sun dried tomatos and it was great. we did make the mistake and not let the pasta cool before adding cheese, so it melted and got a bit lumpy.... mmhhhh lumpy cheesy pasta! Super easy to make, quick and tasty!

k9cognac's Review

December 17, 2010
Good recipe, but instead of using mayonnaise I reserved the oil from the jar of sun dried tomatoes and mixed that into the pasta. I took this to a holiday pot-luck and it was devoured. Will definitely make again!

Kgplough's Review

May 27, 2010
This was very easy and suprisingly delicious. The garlic did not seem like enough seasoning however once mixed with the sundried tomatoes, smoked gouda and arugula it was perfect. I did dice 1/2 of the garlic clove and add it plus added 1/2 cup mayonnaise which seemed to still turn out a wonderful product. Took it to the office today and not one bite was left. Give this a try instead of your potato salad this summer.