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Macaroni Salad I Recipe

Macaroni Salad I

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"A classic salad with lots of vegetables. Try serving it at your next potluck or picnic."

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings


  1. Cook macaroni pasta in a large pot with boiling salted water until al dente. Rinse with cool water and drain.
  2. In a large bowl add the chopped cucumber, tomatoes, green bell pepper, and onion.
  3. Blend the milk and creamy salad dressing together in a small bowl until smooth and to your liking of thickness.
  4. Add cooled pasta and salad dressing mixture to large bowl of chopped vegetables. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Refrigerate until chilled. Serve.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 09, 2007

My family LOVES this macaroni salad and they are hard to please. I use mayonnaise instead of salad dressing and omit the tomatoes.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 30, 2010

I used half gold tomatoes since my neighbor has a whole mess of them, and it added another color. This was OK but I'm mostly in agreement with those saying it lacks some flavor as is. Miracle Whip has a bit of a tang, but this did not come off in the salad. It took me a bit to figure out that I *think* it might be the milk just killing that natural tang and making it a bit of a dead mayo thing. It seems several are now adding ranch dressing mix to it, which would kick it up a bit, but that's not this recipe. I didn't think of that and had a hard time sprucing it up. As one person said, though, it is a good way to use up cucumbers and I didn't think it was too many but mine were smallish.

Apr 24, 2007

At first it didnt have enogh flavor so I added a packet of hidden valley ranch dressing mix to it. That gave it an excellent taste

Jan 13, 2004

This recipe was great. This could be a low fat dish. Just substitute low fat mayo and low fat milk and you have a wonderful dish. It sure makes alot so do not double recipe. Next time I think I will use one cup of marconi instead of 2. This is a keeper!

May 31, 2007

This was great......I made it for dinner last night, and my husband loved it. The only thing I did different was put some hidden valley ranch dressing into the miricle whip mixture and it was great. I also used grape tomatoes as another reviewer suggested. Was really good. will make again.

Apr 25, 2003

this was so great! very easy to make and everyone went back for seconds. i made it with light mayo and 1% milk and it was still delicious. i also sprikled some paprika on top.

Aug 07, 2008

Very tasty and easy to make. Added one HB egg, used about 1/2 the dressing and added some seasoned salt - perfect.

Jul 14, 2003

Great macaroni salad! Thank you for the recipe! It was fresh and quick, I made this dish for a potluck, a keeper!


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  • Calories
  • 279 kcal
  • 14%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 31.6 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 18 mg
  • 6%
  • Fat
  • 14.7 g
  • 23%
  • Fiber
  • 1.9 g
  • 8%
  • Protein
  • 4.5 g
  • 9%
  • Sodium
  • 446 mg
  • 18%

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

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