Healthier Classic Macaroni Salad

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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Ingredients

4 h 30 m servings 281 cals
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Nutrition

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

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  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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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 fo...

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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...

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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...

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 fo...

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/...

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.

Substituted Splenda for sugar. Substituted Hengstenberg Vinegar w herbs (white) for white vinegar. I did not have fresh peppers, but always keep frozen pepper strips and used them - a melange ...

Thanks for this recipe. I make it often during the summer. Slight variation though. I took out the pimento and added diced cucumbers. My kids gobble it up.

Actually to make this a healthy macaroni salad, just cutting the sugar and using wheat elbow macaroni doesn't cut it!! Ya gotta cut the fat!! So I used low fat mayo. NOW it's a healthy maca...

I made it for my party last night and another lady wanted the recipe so bad that she wants me to bring it over to her house once I get it printed out. She has a party that she will go to and sh...

This was the best macaroni salad I've ever made. Everyone loved it. I will definitely be making this again, and probably claiming it's a secret family recipe ;-)

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