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Add cooked macaroni to a large mixing bowl along with all the other salad ingredients. Mix well.
Make dressing and pour over salad ingredients and stir until everything is blended together. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
Best if made the day before and refrigerated overnight to allow the flavors to "marry".
Source: I wanted something very different so that there would be a noticeable contrast to my All American Potato Salad when served at the same time. It is certainly that.
By Julia from Boca Raton, FL
We recently had 20 relatives over for a barbecue. I came up with the most inexpensive sides I could think of, and this was one of them. I originally found this recipe on All Recipes. I took all the comments that people wrote they would put in it and adapted it into this delicious salad. It makes a lot but we eat it for breakfast, lunch and dinner for a few days. It's that good!
Total Time: About 30 minutes
Yield: A lot of salad!
Source: Macaroni Salad recipe on all recipes.com
Recipe for making pea salad.
This salad has vegetables, macaroni, tomatoes, cheese and home made sauce! Is a great any time salad. Whenever I make it everyone wants the recipe.
This is another staple in my house while I was growing up that I have carried over to my own family. I just love the combination of ingredients in this. Great salad!
This is a great salad with a great tasting dressing!
This is a recipe that was given to my mother by our next door neighbor. My husband, Justin, could eat this everyday if I made it.
Cook macaroni according to package directions; drain and rinse in cold water. In a large bowl, combine the macaroni, green onions, tomato and celery.
I was raised on this macaroni salad recipe. It was very common for our family to have this at the holiday season meals.
This macaroni salad has one of the best dressings I have ever had in a macaroni salad. Very sweet and good!
I think this is kind of a different take on ordinary macaroni salad! Very, very good! The cabbage makes this excellent!
I just love the whole combination of ingredients in this salad. You could almost eat this as a main dish with the meat and veggies both in it.
This is a unique macaroni salad. Very good and tangy!
This dressing is extremely good! Very good salad!
This dressing is extremely good! Very good salad!
This is one I grew up on. Love the pasta!
Cook macaroni according to package directions. Cool. Cube other ingredients and mix together. Add Miracle Whip to your taste and mix well. Refrigerate.
Cook macaroni according to package directions; drain and rinse in cold water. In a large serving bowl, combine the macaroni, carrots, green pepper and onion.
Cook macaroni according to package directions; drain. In large bowl, combine macaroni, dressing, celery, carrot, pepper, onion and cheese; toss to combine.
If you don't like sauerkraut, drained coleslaw works, just as well.
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I would like some macaroni salad recipes.
By linda viera from Fremont, NH
Does anyone make a macaroni salad with shrimp in it? Could the recipe be shared with me?
Here's a really yummy old fashioned macaroni salad recipe. Just add the amount of cooked baby cocktail shrimp you would like. Personally I would use about 3/4 cup cocktail size shrimp for this amount of pasta or 1/2 cup chopped larger shrimp.
4 hard boiled eggs, chopped
1 lb. elbow macaroni
2 large ribs celery, including leaves, chopped
1/4 red onion, chopped
2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
2/3 cup mayonnaise, or more to taste
2 Tbsp. Dijon mustard
1 (4 oz) jar pimentos, drained and chopped
Salt and pepper to taste
Cook pasta al dente according to package directions, drain, and rinse with cold water and drain again.
Combine the eggs, celery, red onion and lemon juice in a large serving bowl, add macaroni and stir to combine.
Whisk the mayonnaise, mustard and pimentos in a small bowl, season with salt and pepper, add to the macaroni mixture and toss to coat, cover and refrigerate for at least two hours to let the flavors meld.
I am looking for macaroni dishes, macaroni salads, etc. Nice spring time meals.
Colleen from Oklahoma City, OK
You can do anything with macaroni.
On its own with olive oil and basil and oregano.
With a fresh seasonal veggie.
Sprinkle some fresh ground pepper and grated parmesan or romano on it.
Google "pasta primavera" for some nice veggie, springtime pasta dishes and use macaroni instead of whatever pasta the recipe calls for.
My family loves my "Italian Pasta Salad".
Pasta: Any kind, 1 box
Chicken: Anything leftover or boneless Chicken breast cooked in the microwave and cut into small chunks or small torn pieces.
Cucumber: Peeled and cut into small cubes.
Tomato: Whatever type you have on hand. Also cut into small cubes.
Black olives: Optional. Drained and sliced.
A small bottle of Italian Dressing: use enough to coat everything
Throw everything together in a bowl! Quick meal and great for picnics. Also, tastes great the next day.
Garlic powder, salt and pepper added to taste only if needed.
here are three recipes we use all the time.Hope you enjoy:
Italian cheddar bake
2 boxes of mac n cheese dinners
1 lb of ground hamburger or ground turkey
1 large can of diced tomatoes
1 bag of shredded cheddar cheese
Make mac n cheese like box says. Brown your meat,add tomatoes. Mix all together in a casserole dish(13x9) and top with cheese. Bake at 350 just until bubbly and cheese is melted. 20 Mins or so
1 lb of hamburger or ground turkey
2 boxes of mac n cheese
1 jar or can of spaghetti sauce
1 bag of mozzarella cheese
Brown meat.Add sauce.Make mac n cheese.Layer in a casserol dish the mac n cheese, sauce mixture and a layer of cheese, repeat. Bake at 350 until bubbly and cheese is melted.
1 Lb box of macaroni
1 jar of sandwich spread
1 onion cut up
1 bell pepper cut up
1 cucumber cut up
2 tbl spoons of mayo
Make macaroni according to directions.When done drain,add sandwich spread and mayo. Mix well.Add onions, bell peppers, and cucumber and ham cubes. Mix well.Serve warm or chilled.
I'm looking for a macaroni salad recipe my grandma made. She's gone now and it isn't in the family cookbook. It had twist noodles, chunks of ham and I think Velveeta cheese. I have no clue about the sauce. Does anyone have something close to this?
Thanks for any recipes.
Tami from Byron Center, MI
This might not be like Grandma's but close:
Give it a Try...
1 (16 ounce) package macaroni
2 red bell peppers, chopped
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1/2 cup chopped green onions 1 stalk celery, chopped (optional)
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 cup mayonnaise
1 packet dry vegetable soup mix
1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes, or until al dente. Drain, and rinse with cold water until no longer hot. Transfer noodles to a large bowl.
2. Stir in red bell peppers, green bell peppers, green onions, celery and olive oil. Mix in mayonnaise and soup mix. Refrigerate for a few hours before serving.
Not knowing what the salad tasted like, chances are your grandma probably used just mayonnaise for the dressing on her macaroni salad. She may have added sweet relish or a little sugar or lemon juice with salt and pepper. I would try mixing up some of that and put over twisty noodles with ham and cheese chunks. My mother also adds onion, boiled egg, radish, celery and tomatoes, strange yes, but oh so good! If not like your grandma's, it still will be good! By the way, I don't live to far from you....just outside of Grandville in Wyoming.
The spiral noodles are called fusilli, sometimes called scroodles. Maybe if you do a search, you might be able to find the recipe on the web.
I have bought a vinegar salad with noodles at Walmart. I understand it is Amish. Does anyone have the recipe?
By J>W> from Norlina
An inexpensive pasta salad can be made with tuna and a variety of other ingredients. This page contains tuna macaroni salad recipes.
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Cook the macaroni according to package directions. Drain and cool. Mix the remaining ingredients and add to the macaroni. Makes 1 1/2 gallons.
By Robin from Washington, IA