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
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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
medium green pepper, diced
1/2 c
dill pickle relish
1 c
broccoli florets, cut in bite sized pieces (optional)
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


  • 1Prepare macaroni according to directions on the box. Drain and set aside in a large bowl.
  • 2DRESSING: 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.
  • 3Cut 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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