A classic salad with lots of vegetables. Try serving it at your next potluck or picnic.

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Recipe Summary

Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Cook macaroni pasta in a large pot with boiling salted water until al dente. Rinse with cool water and drain.

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  • In a large bowl add the chopped cucumber, tomatoes, green bell pepper, and onion.

  • Blend the milk and creamy salad dressing together in a small bowl until smooth and to your liking of thickness.

  • Add cooled pasta and salad dressing mixture to large bowl of chopped vegetables. Add salt and pepper to taste.

  • Refrigerate until chilled. Serve.

Nutrition Facts

279 calories; protein 4.5g; carbohydrates 31.6g; fat 14.7g; cholesterol 18.1mg; sodium 445.5mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (43)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/09/2007
My family LOVES this macaroni salad and they are hard to please. I use mayonnaise instead of salad dressing and omit the tomatoes. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/30/2010
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 Whip has a bit of a tang but this did not come off in the salad. It took me a bit to figure out that I think it might be the milk just killing that natural tang and making it a bit of a dead mayo thing. It seems several are now adding ranch dressing mix to it which would kick it up a bit but that's not this recipe. I didn't think of that and had a hard time sprucing it up. As one person said though it is a good way to use up cucumbers and I didn't think it was too many but mine were smallish. Read More
(4)
59 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 28
  • 4 star values: 25
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
06/09/2007
My family LOVES this macaroni salad and they are hard to please. I use mayonnaise instead of salad dressing and omit the tomatoes. Read More
(28)
Rating: 4 stars
04/24/2007
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 Read More
(27)
Rating: 5 stars
01/13/2004
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 think I will use one cup of marconi instead of 2. This is a keeper! Read More
(24)
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Rating: 5 stars
05/31/2007
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 great. I also used grape tomatoes as another reviewer suggested. Was really good. will make again. Read More
(12)
Rating: 5 stars
04/25/2003
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. Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
08/07/2008
Very tasty and easy to make. Added one HB egg used about 1/2 the dressing and added some seasoned salt - perfect. Read More
(8)
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Rating: 5 stars
07/14/2003
Great macaroni salad! Thank you for the recipe! It was fresh and quick I made this dish for a potluck a keeper! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/19/2008
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 1 tbls. sweet pickle relish. Although it may sound odd my mom always added her "secret" ingredient--"cubed ham" cause that way the only was us kids would eat it. I found out as an adult it was ham but "spam"! I told my kids the same thing growing up. Of course they love it! Read More
(6)
Rating: 4 stars
06/08/2006
I really debated about whether to give this recipe a 4 or 5. I was glad that I followed my instincts and used about a third less dressing but it was still too much for my taste. However it is really a good salad and I will make it again with half the salad dressing. Read More
(6)
Rating: 3 stars
08/30/2010
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 Whip has a bit of a tang but this did not come off in the salad. It took me a bit to figure out that I think it might be the milk just killing that natural tang and making it a bit of a dead mayo thing. It seems several are now adding ranch dressing mix to it which would kick it up a bit but that's not this recipe. I didn't think of that and had a hard time sprucing it up. As one person said though it is a good way to use up cucumbers and I didn't think it was too many but mine were smallish. Read More
(4)
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