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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Macaroni Salad

Macaroni Salad - the perfect side dish for Summer! Great for potlucks! #sidedish #pasta #salad

Macaroni Salad - the perfect side dish for Summer! Great for potlucks! #sidedish #pasta #salad

I have to admit, when I was younger, I didn't like any kind of macaroni salad, potato salad or coleslaw.  Weird, I know.  Man, oh, man ... I had no idea what I was missing!  In my much wiser adult years, I enjoy these salads ... especially in the summer. There's just something about a cold salad ... especially macaroni salad!

I have my preferences, doesn't everyone?  My mom likes to make her potato salad with more of a mustard base, I prefer more of a mayonnaise base.  This macaroni salad is a little on the sweet and tangy side.  Again, my mom likes her macaroni salad a little bit different than me.  Eh, to each their own is what I say!

This macaroni salad is perfect .... I swear, I could eat just the dressing by the spoonfuls.  It's just that good!  This is a nice salad for potlucks, baby showers, church functions, every "you name it" event you can think of.

Macaroni Salad
Originally from allrecipes
Printable recipe
Yield: 16 servings

16 ounces uncooked elbow macaroni
4 carrots, shredded 
1 large red onion, chopped 
½ green bell pepper, seeded and chopped 
½ red bell pepper, seeded and chopped 
1 cup chopped celery 
2 cups mayonnaise 
1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk 
½ cup white sugar 
½ cup white vinegar 
salt and pepper, to taste 

Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add macaroni and cook until tender, about 8 minutes. Rinse under cold water and drain. 

In a large bowl, stir together the carrots, red onion, green pepper, red pepper and celery. Mix in the mayonnaise, sweetened condensed milk, sugar, vinegar, salt and pepper. Add the cooked macaroni and toss gently. Cover and refrigerate for at least 8 hours. Serve cold.

Macaroni Salad - the perfect side dish for Summer! Great for potlucks! #sidedish #pasta #salad

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  1. Loving all your salad links to Food on Friday - have a great week.

  2. Why sweetened condensed milk? Doesn't that make it too sweet?

    1. It is a sweet and tangy combo with the sweetened condensed milk, sugar and vinegar.

  3. Mmm this looks delish! And I am definitely on your side of things because I don't like mustard at all >.<
    Bookmarking this for later, it would go perfect with some Hawaiian BBQ I think~

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  4. I have made this for over 20 yrs., and it is so good. Everyone wants the recipe, and nobody can believe it has the milk in it. Try it!!

    1. Thanks so much for stopping by! This is definitely a hit at every place I've ever shared it! :)

  5. I made this today, my husband LOVED it!

  6. I made this and loved it but wondered how it would taste if I used Apple Cider Vinegar instead...


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