Healthier Classic Macaroni Salad Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Healthier Classic Macaroni Salad Recipe
  • READY IN 4+ hrs

Healthier Classic Macaroni Salad

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"Making this salad with less sugar and whole wheat noodles makes it a healthy treat for the entire family."

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  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins
  • READY IN

    4 hrs 30 mins

Directions

  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook elbow macaroni in boiling water, stirring occasionally until cooked through but firm to the bite, about 8 minutes. Rinse under cold water and drain.
  2. Mix mayonnaise, vinegar, sugar, mustard, salt, and pepper together in a large bowl. Stir in onion, celery, green bell pepper, red bell pepper, carrot, pimentos, and macaroni. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight, before serving.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 27, 2014

Made with white shells, skipped the carrots and red pepper for a "white and green look" only. Substituted half or more greek yogurt for the mayonnaise and added 2 Tbl. dried tarragon. Tasty for our hungry work crew in hot weather ... complimented pulled pork sandwiches.

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 16, 2012

Not a bad maccaroni salad. I used low fat mayo as I thought 18 grams of fat per serving was way too much for a "healthier"macaroni salad. I also added paprika. Brought this to a bbq.Not a great hit. Most people did not like the whole wheat maccaroni. Next time will use white.

 
Aug 06, 2014

So I adapted a little. I used best foods real mayo, used 3/4 tablespoon of yellow mustard 1/2 tablespoon gulden a spicy brown mustard and 1 tablespoon Bertman ball park mustard, and only used 3/4 of one red and one green (organic) peppers, and lastly used 3/4 of a good sized white onion. Oh my! Yummmm!

 
Jul 07, 2014

Excellent healthier version. I did make a couple minor changes. I didn't think it needed 1 cup of mayo. Do it to taste. I used 3/4 cup. Also instead of onions, I used green onions.

 
Jun 21, 2015

this is a good recipe but to truly make it healthier i used mostly greek yogurt with just a little mayo

 
Jul 14, 2014

Very good!

 
Jun 14, 2014

this was amazing and healthy

 
May 31, 2014

I found this delicious but it's not the traditional creamy type but for me a good alternative. I skipped the mustard on mine and later some one added some condensed milk to it creamy.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 281 kcal
  • 14%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 28.1 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 8 mg
  • 3%
  • Fat
  • 18 g
  • 28%
  • Fiber
  • 3 g
  • 12%
  • Protein
  • 4.2 g
  • 8%
  • Sodium
  • 530 mg
  • 21%

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

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