This is a good make-ahead side dish for a summer dinner.

Recipe Summary

Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Cook pasta in boiling salted water until done. Drain. Rinse macaroni under cold water, and drain again.

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  • Combine pasta with cheese, vegetables, mayonnaise, sour cream, milk, and pickle relish. Chill for at least 24 hours.

Nutrition Facts

243 calories; protein 7.9g 16% DV; carbohydrates 19.2g 6% DV; fat 15.2g 23% DV; cholesterol 25.4mg 9% DV; sodium 213.5mg 9% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/10/2003
This was a GOOD recipe but I changed a few things to make it EXCELLENT. First I doubled the Basic Recipe then I added 1 C. Monterey Jack w/Jalapenos Cheese 1/2 C. Purple Onion 1 Jar Sliced Black Olives 1 Jar Diced Pimento Peppers 4 T. Fresh Chopped Cilantro. Everyone loved it at my BBQ and gave the recipe out to almost everyone. THANKS Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/03/2011
I've made this a couple of times once as written (really like the crunchiness of the bell pepper and celery) but I prefer it with broccoli instead of peas and celery. Be prepared to add more mayo/ sour cream as it does dry out a lot when you let it sit for 24hrs. Thanks Karena! Read More
(9)
146 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 64
  • 4 star values: 48
  • 3 star values: 24
  • 2 star values: 6
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 5 stars
10/10/2003
This was a GOOD recipe but I changed a few things to make it EXCELLENT. First I doubled the Basic Recipe then I added 1 C. Monterey Jack w/Jalapenos Cheese 1/2 C. Purple Onion 1 Jar Sliced Black Olives 1 Jar Diced Pimento Peppers 4 T. Fresh Chopped Cilantro. Everyone loved it at my BBQ and gave the recipe out to almost everyone. THANKS Read More
(78)
Rating: 4 stars
09/20/2005
Held back a star because I made some crucial changes that seriously change the taste of the dish. I do NOT like sweet relish (I know most cold salads like this always use it, so I change it!), instead I used dill...and more of it...more like 1/4 cup. I added a little chopped cucumber (seeds removed), a dash of garlic powder, and used green onion in place of regular onion. Great base recipe though. Thanks for posting. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/10/2003
I loved this! I cut the cheese in small cubes (finger nail size) and used a dill pickle instead of sweet (don't like) then I sprinkled paprika over the top. Next time I will use Miracle Whip instead of the mayo for the "zing" that it was missing and add some pepper too. Would be good with tuna. Thanks Karena I will make this again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/03/2005
This was a good recipe. The only adjustment I made was adding two hard boiled eggs. It seems the dressing was the perfect amount and didn't make it overly creamy like so many other recipes do. I will continue to use this recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/05/2003
I fixed this recipe for my 4th of July picnic and everyone just loved it. I did use shredded cheddar instead of cubed cheddar however. This recipe is definately a keeper! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/10/2003
Pretty good. I did use miracle whip instead of mayo omitted the peas and used shredded cheddar cheese. Also I took a previous reviewer's advice and added a jar of diced pimetos for color. Not much different than other pasta salads I've had before but still pretty good. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/03/2003
Loved it! I did add more mayo and sour cream b/c I like my mac salads very creamy. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/22/2005
A nice quick recipe. It does need a little something and it tends to get a little dry after being in the fridge several hours (add a little more mayo and/or milk and that helps a lot). I've made it a few times and I'm still tweaking it. Garlic powder helps! I made it yesterday added a little leftover chopped cooked chicken. That would make a great light lunch would be awesome at work! Could probably add tuna without hurting the recipe... Oh one more thing: I always put in dill relish instead of sweet relish the pickle adds extra yumminess!:) Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/03/2011
I've made this a couple of times once as written (really like the crunchiness of the bell pepper and celery) but I prefer it with broccoli instead of peas and celery. Be prepared to add more mayo/ sour cream as it does dry out a lot when you let it sit for 24hrs. Thanks Karena! Read More
(9)
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