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
10 Min


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


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 :) )

About Macaroni Salad

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