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best macaroni salad

(6 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Anne Jordan

This is the best macaroni salad that I've tasted. (I also have a fantastic pasta salad recipe.) If you like Knorr's Spinach dip recipe, you're gonna love this!

Blue Ribbon Recipe

A fantastic and basic macaroni salad for just about any occasion. What makes this is a little different is the dressing. Mixing mayo and sour cream make this sweet and tangy at the same time. Then, the Knorr vegetable mix adds a ton of flavor to the dressing. Fresh veggies not only add flavor but a little crunch. The peas may have been our favorite. Their pop of sweetness is a nice contrast to the other ingredients. A great addition to your summer cookout menu.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(6 ratings)
yield 8 -10
prep time 10 Min
cook time 10 Min
method No-Cook or Other

Ingredients For best macaroni salad

  • 1 lb
    elbow macaroni or other pasta
  • 1 pkg
    Knorr vegetable soup/ dip mix
  • 1 c
  • 1 c
    sour cream
  • 1
    red bell pepper, chopped finely
  • 1/2
    green bell pepper, chopped finely
  • 8 oz
    frozen peas, thawed
  • 1 stalk
    celery, finely chopped
  • 1 c
    green onions, finely sliced

How To Make best macaroni salad

  • Draining cooked macaroni.
    Boil macaroni as directed - about 10-11 minutes. Rinse with cold water to cool the pasta. Drain well.
  • Dressing ingredients mixed together.
    Mix Knorr's mix with mayo and sour cream.
  • Veggies added to the bowl.
    Mix in veggies.
  • Macaroni, salt, and pepper added to the bowl.
    Add the cooled, drained, pasta noodles. Mix well and sprinkle with black pepper.
  • Creamy Best Macaroni Salad.
    Easy, right? Warning, this recipe may have to be doubled, as people gobble this up. I doubled this recipe for a barbeque for 12 people and there were no leftovers. Note: I've sometimes added boiled baby (bay) shrimp, diced turkey, diced ham, or even crumbled bacon. This recipe can easily be adapted to your family's taste.