Mac And Cheese Salad Recipe

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mac and cheese salad

Diane Eldridge

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@Dianeintn

we had this as a kid made from the cheap ole boxes of mac and cheese withh whatever veggies came out of the garden...today i make homemade mac and cheese for it... mac and cheese i use has extra sharp cheddar,swiss and parm in it and for the veggies use what ya like/have on hand.. what i have listed are what i use.... this is a great side dish with my pineapple/garlic chicken


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Serves:

6-8

Prep:

25 Min

Cook:

15 Min

Ingredients

1
recipe of yur fav mac and cheese[best with sharp cheeses]
1 pkg
[1 lb].. frozen brocolli flowerettes
1 pkg
[8 oz] baby portabella mushrooms
1 medium
white onion,chopped
1/2 lb
smoked ham,cubed
1/4 c
fresh celery leaves,chopped fine-divided
1 pt
cherry tomatoes...1/2ed
4 large
hard boiled eggs
1 pt
light sour cream
1 1/2 Tbsp
liquid smoke flavoring
iceburg lettuce leaves... one per serving

Directions Step-By-Step

1
make mac and cheese [drop frozen brocolli in pasta last 6 min of cookin] put in lg bowl cover put in fridge
2
saute mushrooms in lg fry pan add onion and most of celery[save a bit to sprinkle on top]cook til onion is bout carmalized..then add ham and heat/cook jus til a little color is added.. cool while ya make dressing
3
add liquid smoke to sour cream[add salt and pepper if ya want i don't]
4
take mac and cheese from fridge add cooked veggies,3 of the boiled eggs-chopped,and the tomatoes[save a couple tomatoes as garnish
5
add dressing toss lighty 1/2 last egg put on top put last couple tomatoes on top sprinkle with last of celery cover put in fridge til very cold[several hrs or overnight]
6
to serve put a scoop of salad into iceburg lettuce leaves and enjoy

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pasta Salads
Other Tag: Quick & Easy