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Macaroni Salad I

Rated as 4.31 out of 5 Stars

"A classic salad with lots of vegetables. Try serving it at your next potluck or picnic."
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servings 279
Original recipe yields 8 servings


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  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.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 279 calories; 14.7 31.6 4.5 18 446 Full nutrition

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

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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 W...

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

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

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 thin...

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 gr...

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.

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

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

Family loved This! Thanks

I think this your basic marcaroni salad (minus the tomatoes). I had to leave them out anyway cause the kids don't like them. I added yellow mustard in place of mustard powder. Added paprika and...