Hearty Macaroni Salad

Susan Dahl


I wanted a different macaroni salad and this one takes the cake. It has so many different vegetables, textures and flavors this is my all time favorite. Pinched from Better Homes and Gardens cookbook.


★★★★★ 1 vote

30 Min
10 Min
Stove Top


  • 1 c
    elbow or wagon wheel macaroni
  • 3/4 c
    cubed cheddar cheese
  • 2 stalk(s)
    chopped celery
  • 1/2 c
    frozen peas
  • 1/2 c
    thinly sliced radishes
  • 2 Tbsp
    thinly sliced green onion or chopped onion
  • 1 c
    mayo or miracle whip whichever you like better
  • 1/2 c
    sweet or dill relish or sweet or dill chopped pickles
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 2 Tbsp
    horseradish mustard
  • 1/4 tsp
  • dash(es)
  • 2
    chopped hard boiled eggs

How to Make Hearty Macaroni Salad


  1. Cook pasta according to directions, drain.Rinse with cold water drain again.
  2. In a large bowl combine cooked pasta, cheese, celery, peas, radishes, and green onion.
  3. For dressing, in a small bowl, stir together the mayo, pickle/relish, milk, mustard, salt and pepper.
  4. Pour dressing over pasta mixture. Add chopped eggs. Toss lightly to coat. Cover and chill for 4 to 24 hours. Before serving stir in additional milk to moisten.

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About Hearty Macaroni Salad

Course/Dish: Pasta Salads
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Healthy

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