Mom's Macaroni Salad

Lisa Foote


This is a great picnic or BBQ salad. Kids like it because of the colors and cheese. You can add any veggies you like to it, I have added broccoli florets and it was delicious!


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20 Min
15 Min
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  • 8 oz
    1- 8 oz. package of small pasta, cooked according to package directions and drained
  • 1/2 lb
    colby or cheddar cheese, cubed in small squares
  • 1 Tbsp
    pimento, chopped
  • 1/2
    medium green pepper, diced
  • 1/2 c
    dill pickle relish
  • 1 c
    broccoli florets, cut in bite sized pieces (optional)
  • 1
    large or 2 small dill pickles cut in small pieces
  • 1/2 can(s)
    celery, diced
  • 1/4 c
    olives, green with pimentos sliced
  • 1/4 c
    black olives, sliced
  • 1/4 c
    onion, finely chopped
  • 2 Tbsp
    shredded carrots

How to Make Mom's Macaroni Salad


  1. Prepare macaroni according to directions on the box. Drain and set aside in a large bowl.
  2. DRESSING: In a medium sized bowl combine for dressing: 1/4 tsp salt, 1 tsp pepper, 1 tsp sugar, 1 c lite mayo and 1/4 cup mustard, brown or yellow. Stir well.
  3. Cut all vegetables into small cubes or bite sized pieces. Add to macaroni in large bowl. Pour dressing over macaroni and other ingredients. Stir gently. Refrigerate for at least 3 hours before serving. Store leftovers in a tightly sealed container in refrigerator.

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About Mom's Macaroni Salad

Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy

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