Cheddar Macaroni Salad w/peas

Mary Lee


Great for large get-together. Colorful and tasty


★★★★★ 1 vote

25 Min
10 Min


  • 1 lb
    box small pasta shells ( cooked and drained)
  • 5
    hard boiled eggs chopped ( keeping 1 in reserve)
  • 4-5
    green onions diced up 3/4ths stem ( or 1 small onion)
  • 1/3 c
    diced celery
  • 1/4 c
    diced pimentos
  • 2/3 c
    cheddar cheese pieces (more or less)
  • 2/3 c
    frozen peas ( rinsed and drained)
  • 1 c
    miracle whip salad dressing (approx)
  • 1 Tbsp
    (heaping tbs) sour cream
  • 1/3 c
    milk (approx)
  • ·
    salt/pepper to taste
  • ·
    garnish: with celery leaves or parsley leaves
  • ·
    top with sprinkled paprika

How to Make Cheddar Macaroni Salad w/peas


  1. In large bowl , add drained macaroni, eggs, onion, celery, pimentos, cheese pieces and drained peas

    In seperate small bowl mix well salad dressing, sour cream and milk ..including salt and pepper.
  2. Pour dressing mixture over macaroni and other ingredients and mix well.

    Cover bowl and Refrigerate for 4-6 hours .. stir before garnish and serving

    garnish: egg slices and celery or parsley leaves and few dashes of paprika.

    Suggestion: for plain macaroni salad leave out peas and cheese ( cook a 1/2 cup of extra shells to make up the difference)
  3. NOTE: This salad can be made with mayonnaise instead of salad dressing .. adding 1/2 teaspoon of yellow mustard to 1 cup Mayo along with sour cream and milk.

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