Bologna Pasta Salad Cake

Every household has a tried & true pasta salad recipe that has stood the test of time. While we're sure your family recipe is delicious, we're here to inspire you to try something new. This recipe for a bologna pasta salad cake is about to take your typical potluck or picnic dish to the next level. Bologna, hard-boiled eggs, gherkins, and homemade mayo all come together to make the creamiest, most delicious pasta salad you've ever tasted. Dress the whole thing up with some hot dogs and pickle slices, and you've got a pasta salad that looks as amazing as it tastes!

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Difficulty Level: Easy


For the bologna pasta salad:

  • 8 oz bologna, chopped
  • 4 hard-boiled eggs, chopped
  • 8 oz gherkins, chopped
  • 10 oz cooked elbow macaroni noodles

For the mayonnaise:

  • 2 egg yolks
  • juice of ½ lemon
  • 1 tbsp mustard
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • ⅔ cup vegetable oil

For the cake decoration:

  • pickle slices
  • 8 hot dogs, quartered
  • 1 hard-boiled egg, quartered
  • fresh parsley


1. Add the chopped bologna, chopped hard-boiled eggs, chopped gherkins, and cooked elbow macaroni to a 7-inch springform pan.

2. For the mayonnaise, add the egg yolks, lemon juice, mustard, salt, pepper, and vegetable oil to a tall container and use an immersion blender to puree the contents.

3. Pour the mayonnaise over the ingredients ingredients in the springform pan and mix to combine. Top the bologna pasta salad cake with pickle slices and refrigerate for at least 4 hours, or preferably overnight.

4. Cut the hot dogs in half lengthwise and then widthwise so that each hot dog is quartered. Remove the springform cake pan ring and press the cut sides of the hot dog pieces into the cake. Garnish the top of the bologna pasta salad cake with a quartered hard-boiled egg and fresh parsley before serving.

This pasta salad cake is perfect for all of the pasta lovers out there. Between its gorgeous presentation and rich, tangy flavor, we're sure you'll be rethinking your family recipe after giving it a try! 

Get the recipe for the Salad Cake featured in the bonus video.


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