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Macaroni Salad

I am looking for a recipe for Macaroni salad. Nothing fancy. Is it better to use miracle whip, or mayonnaise? Also, I am looking for a recipe for pasta salad. Any recipes would be appreciated. Please list the amount of ingredients used for both recipes.


P.J. from Delaware


Recipes: Macaroni Salad

Macaroni Salad I

  • 2 pkgs. spiral macaroni (cooked)
  • 2 large carrots (diced)
  • 1/2 onion (diced)
  • 1 cup celery (diced)
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese (shredded)
  • 1 cup peas
  • 2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/3 cup vinegar

Mix first 6 ingredients together. In a separate bowl; mix remaining ingredients and pour over macaroni mixture; mix well and chill. This will keep in refrigerator for several days.

By Robin

Macaroni Salad II

  • 1 1/2 boxes macaroni (cooked)
  • 2 cups Miracle Whip
  • 2 1/2 tsp. sugar
  • 1 onion
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 tsp. Accent seasoning
  • 2 cups ham (diced)
  • 1 1/4 cups celery (diced)
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 3/4 cup cheese (shredded)

Mix together and serve.


By Robin from Washington, IA


By moderator

Macaroni Salad Recipe

Mine is a very simple recipe.

  • 2 C Cooked Elbow Macaroni
  • 2 Hard Boiled Eggs,Chopped
  • 1-2 Tsp Mustard
  • 1 C Miracle Whip

Mix well, chill and serve. Sweet pickles, chopped may be add if desired. (07/21/2006)

By IMAQT1962

Macaroni Salad Recipe

Macaroni Salad

  • Macaroni
  • Cucumber
  • Celery
  • Onion
  • Tomatoes
  • Salad Dressing or Mayonnaise
  • Knorr Vegetable Soup Mix (Dry powder in a pouch)
Mix altogether, let sit in fridge long enough for the dehydrated bits in soup mix to soften. Very tasty.

Pasta Salad

  • Spiral Pasta
  • Red Pepper
  • Onion
  • Celery
  • Italian Salad Dressing
  • Parmesan Cheese
Mix altogether, let sit in fridge for a while to let flavors mix. (07/21/2006)

KAREN'S Macaroni Meal salad

  • 1 box macaroni
  • 1 cup miracle whip
  • 1/2 cup chopped onions
  • 1/2 cup chopped dill pickles
  • 2 hard boiled eggs chopped

  • salt to taste
  • 1 - 1 1/2 cups diced tomatoes
  • 2 drained cans of tuna
  • 16 0z of sharp cheddar cheese in small cubes

Drain macaroni and while still warm mix all ingredients except tomatoes tuna and cheese.
If you need extra miracle whip add small amounts at a time. Now once mixed chill for at least one hour or more then add the remaining ingredients
mix well. Very filling meal you can add other veggies according to your preference but may need more miracle whip. Good luck! (07/21/2006)

By wichypoo

Macaroni Salad Recipe

Pasta Salad

Last night I had some leftover angel hair pasta so made some pasta salad with imitation crab meat, it was delicious.

I don't measure anything, just chop everything fine. I like it with about half as much veggies as pasta...finely chopped carrots, onions, celery, peppers, tomatoes, cauliflower. For dressing use sweet and sour dressing or make some up.


I like mine with not much dressing, feel it's better for us. For about 2 cups of pasta, 1 cup of veggies, and one package of imitation crab meat I put in about.

  • 3 T red wine vinegar (any kind would do)
  • 3 T sugar
  • 4 T olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon Natural Blend for Salad (or use oregano, basil, paprika, one teaspoon total)
Whisk these up then add the other ingredients and give it an hour or so to blend flavors. You can't go wrong really, lots of crunch, a little flavor, and works.


By Estella

Macaroni Salad Recipe

Judy's Macaroni Salad; 3 cups cooked and cooled elbow or similar macaroni.1/3 cup chopped onion,1/3 cup finely chopped celery, 1 1/2 cups frozen tiny peas, thawed, 1/2 tsp celery seeds(optional),1/2 cup Miracle Whip and salt and pepper to taste. I sometimes add small chunks of cheddar cheese and/or small chunks ham.You may need to add a little more Miracle Whip if it seems too dry after sitting in fridge for a while. (07/23/2006)


By bjptl

Macaroni Salad Recipe

I had a grandmother friend give me this recipe for the salad: Macaroni, eggs, mayonnaise, relish, onion and I add green peppers if I have them. Here is the secret ingredient: a small amount of French dressing. It makes it a pretty orange colored salad and spices up the salad a bit. (07/24/2006)

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