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Mac And Cheese Salad Recipe

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Diane Eldridge


we had this as a kid made from the cheap ole boxes of mac and cheese withh whatever veggies came out of the 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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25 Min
15 Min


  • 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

How to Make mac and cheese salad


  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

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

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