Macaroni Salad

Macaroni Salad Recipe

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Michelle Bowen


I was invited to a picnic and was asked to make a macaroni salad. I did not want to do the traditional way so to kick it up a notch, I added a few extra ingredients like olives and chunks of pepperoni. Instead of mayo, I used creamy Italian dressing. It was such a huge hit at the picnic, all I had to do was bring home an empty bowl!


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20 Min
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2 box
tri-colorerd rotelle
1 small
red pepper
1 small
green pepper
1 stick
1/3 lb
cheddar cheese
1 can(s)
black olives
1 jar(s)
spanish olives
24 oz
creamy italian dressing

How to Make Macaroni Salad


  • 1Cook the rotini to al dente. Drain then run under cold water to stop cooking process.
  • 2Dice red and green peppers.
  • 3Slice pepperoni to about 1/4 inch slices then quarter the slices so you have chunks.
  • 4Dice the cheddar cheese to about 1/4 inch chunks.
  • 5Open and drain black and spanish olives.
  • 6Put the above ingredients into a large bowl.
  • 7Pour creamy Italian dressing and mix well.
  • 8Refrigerate until ready to serve then enjoy!
  • 9(you can do all dicing and slicing while rotini is cooking to save time :) )

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About Macaroni Salad

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

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