Macaroni Salad

Macaroni Salad Recipe

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Joyce Lowery


Picnics and barbecues are not complete without a macaroni salad.

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24 Hr
10 Min


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16 oz
small elbow macaroni
1 pkg
zesty italian salad
hard boiled eggs, chopped
cucumbers, diced
bell pepper, chopped
purple onion, chopped
1 jar(s)
pimento peppers, drained
spicy kosher dill pickles, chopped
1 Tbsp
jalapeno peppers, diced
1 bunch
green onions, chopped
1 c
cheddar cheese, grated


2 c
kraft salad dressing
1 Tbsp
dill relish
2 tsp
dill pickle juice
1 tsp
jalapeno pepper juice
3 tsp
1 tsp
yellow mustard
1/2 tsp
black pepper

How to Make Macaroni Salad


  • 1Cook macaroni in slightly salted water according to package directions. Al dente. Drain and rinse with cold water and drain in colander. Sprinkle salary dressing over drained macaroni in colander. This flavors the macaroni and will also keep it from sticking together.
  • 2Place in covered container in refrigerator for at least one hour until thoroughly cooled.
  • 3In large bowl combine all ingredients except dressing mix. Combine dressing ingredients in small bowl. Pour mixture into chilled macaroni. Gently mix together and chill covered overnight.
  • 4Variations: Add 1-1/2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved; 1/2 cup yellow squash, diced.

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About Macaroni Salad

Course/Dish: Pasta Salads
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: Southern

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