Basic Cheddar Macaroni Salad

Tracy Heeren


My husband is a picky eater and complained that no one ever made a pasta salad that isn't loaded with onions and other "icky" veggies so I came up with this very basic and easy macaroni salad just for him. It is now one of the few pasta salads he will eat. For a bit more added flavor and veggies, go ahead and add some grape or chopped tomato, green onion and maybe a bit of sweet pickle. Be creative and make it with your own family's favorite flavors.

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25 Min
15 Min
No-Cook or Other


2 c
macaroni, cooked and drained
1/2 c
cheddar cheese, cubed
1 c
miracle whip or mayonaise (more or less to taste)
2 Tbsp
1/4 c
carrots, chopped medium to fine
1/4 c
red pepper, chopped medium to fine
salt and pepper to taste


1Mix all ingredients together until well blended.
2Refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight before serving.
3If salad seems dry, add a bit more Miracle Whip or mayonnaise and stir until blended before serving.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pasta Salads
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: Canadian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #macaroni, #salad