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deluxe macaroni salad

★★★★★ 1
a recipe by
Sena Wilson
Lake Jackson, TX

Summer time, picnics, and bar-b-que brings forth our best comfort food. We keep our outside grill busy during the summer to keep the kitchen cooler! I prepare some of our easiest and favorite side dishes that require little cooking. This macaroni salad has been one I make often to use with chicken, chops, or even burgers. Enjoy!

★★★★★ 1
serves 8 - 10
prep time 30 Min
cook time 25 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For deluxe macaroni salad

  • 2 c
    cooked elbow macaroni
  • 1 c
    red onion, chopped
  • 1
    green onion, chopped
  • 3
    sweet mini peppers (yellow, red, orange) chopped finely
  • 1
    carrot, chopped
  • 1 stalk
    celery, chopped
  • 1/3 c
    green or black olives, chopped
  • 1/2 c
    sharp cheddar cheese, chopped or cubed
  • 1 c
    miracle whip (or mayo if you prefer)
  • 3 Tbsp
    sweet pickle relish
  • 2 Tbsp
    dill pickle relish
  • salt and pepper to taste

How To Make deluxe macaroni salad

  • 1
    Prepare elbow macaroni as directed on the package. Rinse and set aside to cool.
  • 2
    Add all other ingredients into a large bowl and mix together. Toss in cooked macaroni and stir all ingredients until well combined. Refrigerate for several hours or over night. Serve.