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Macaroni and Cheese Salad Recipe

Macaroni and Cheese Salad

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"The vinegar and cheese help to make this a unique macaroni salad."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    1 hr 25 mins


  1. In a large pot of salted boiling water, cook pasta until al dente, rinse under cold water and drain.
  2. In a large bowl, combine pasta and vinegar. Mix well and allow to sit 15-20 minutes.
  3. Add cheese, peppers, celery, green onions, tomatoes, mayonnaise and seasonings. Mix well and refrigerate until chilled.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 15, 2005

I made this salad for a family birthday party and it was a HUGE hit! I added some grated carrots to the recipe and it was a great compliment to the other veggies. Also I cut the tomatoes into quarters and it added lots of colour to the salad. My mom said she will never be able to buy macaroni salad again from a store again.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 07, 2005

OK - I thought it was a bit bland, but still decent. I think I would have liked the cheese in chunks better. I found a bottle of Beau Monde that said it had onion powder, celery seed & salt, so I just used a mixture of that. But from all the comments about the Beau Monde "made it," I have to wonder if this was correct.

Jun 25, 2003

This has become a favorite in my household. We add a tad more cheese--ok alot but we LOVE cheese. I also have to credit the author for my learning to make Beau Monde seasoning, but that's another story! :)

Oct 15, 2005

Great pasta salad. I don't like a strong vinegar taste so, I almost left it out. I'm glad I didn't because the salad was great! Kids loved it too! I'lldefinitely keep this one.

Jun 06, 2005

I thought this was really good. I made it exactly as written and I think next time I would try cucumbers or peas instead of peppers, but that is personal preference. The dressing is very good and I think that's because of the Beau Monde. I made this salad as a side to barbeque ribs and it was an awesome summer Saturday night supper!

Jul 04, 2003

This was REALLY Great !! I couldn't find Beau Monde seasoning to save my life I used dried tarragon. (I have ordered some Beau Monde seasoning from an online store so I am dying to try this the way it was supposed to be made) Crunchy and great !!

May 27, 2010

I will be making this tonight. I had never heard of Beau Monde, so I looked it up. Got a recipe too. I think I will make mine. Here is the one that I found. Recipe for Beau Monde Seasoning Salt: 1 tablespoon ground cloves 1 1/4 teaspoons ground cinnamon 1 tablespoon salt 1 tablespoon ground bay leaf 1 tablespoon ground allspice 2 tablespoons ground pepper 1 tablespoon ground white pepper 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1 teaspoon ground mace 1 teaspoon celery seed In a small mixing bowl, mix together all ingredients. Pour into a tightly closed jar and store in a cool, dry place. Yields approximately 9 tablespoons. With all the great reviews, I can't wait.

Jul 06, 2005

I made this for our neighborhood 4th of July party. I had to make a large amount so I simply adjusted the measurements other words I "eyeballed" alot of ingredients! I used frozen peas which I just simply thawed instead of bell pepper as suggested. This salad was the first to go! Everyone raved about it. Thanks Sally for a great and simple recipe. The cider vinegar and beau monde seasoning are the hidden secrets to this great salad!


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  • Calories
  • 447 kcal
  • 22%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 23 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 34 mg
  • 11%
  • Fat
  • 35.9 g
  • 55%
  • Fiber
  • 1.4 g
  • 6%
  • Protein
  • 8.8 g
  • 18%
  • Sodium
  • 334 mg
  • 13%

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

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