Deb's Mac Salad Recipe -
Deb's Mac Salad Recipe
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Deb's Mac Salad

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"I had a craving for macaroni salad, and could not find a recipe that suited me, so I came up with my own! Ranch dressing adds tang!"

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    20 mins


  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain. Rinse with cold water and place in large bowl.
  2. Add onion, pepper and carrot to bowl with pasta. Toss with mayonnaise and ranch-style dressing. Adjust mayonnaise and dressing to taste. Serve.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
May 19, 2003

This is a good recipe, I doubled it and I found that I did not have the ranch dressing but I had the dry ranch dressing mix and sprinkled it on, and I added a bit more mayo, and a tsp of milk and it was great! Second time, I added some extra vegtables, like small broccoli flowrettes(just the tiny ends) and defrosted frozen english peas.Yummy! This is a keeper recipe, thnks for sharing.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 13, 2003

I liked it a lot and it was quick and easy to make. I think it would be better with a little more ingredience added in; it was just a little plain.


20 Ratings

Mar 28, 2003

Very tasty recipe, a hit at family functions.

May 31, 2011

This is a good starting point, but the recipe as is needs some adjustment. I found that the macaroni required more mayo/dressing that was called for to be of the right consistency. Also, rather than using regular onion which overwhelms the dish, green onions or chives would be a better choice. My personal preference is to leave the onions out completely, and add garlic powder, dill, and crumbled bacon and use three cheese ranch as the dressing of choice. Other good toss-ins would be: mustard, pickle relish, cubed ham, peas, diced turkey or chicken, snow peas, sesame seeds, cherry tomatoes, or celery.

Jun 22, 2006

My husband love's it. And it was a hit at my job. And i like it to. And is very easy to fix.

Jun 20, 2005

My family really loved the tangy flavor the ranch dressing gave this recipe. I added onions and bacon bits for an extra zing.

Jan 13, 2003

I made this last night and it was really good. The Ranch dressing really adds some zip. An added can of tuna also works really well with this recipe.

Feb 19, 2009

love it, :)


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  • Calories
  • 399 kcal
  • 20%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 46.1 g
  • 15%
  • Cholesterol
  • 9 mg
  • 3%
  • Fat
  • 20 g
  • 31%
  • Fiber
  • 3.6 g
  • 15%
  • Protein
  • 8.5 g
  • 17%
  • Sodium
  • 235 mg
  • 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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