I had a craving for macaroni salad, and could not find a recipe that suited me, so I came up with my own! Ranch dressing adds tang!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
20 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain. Rinse with cold water and place in large bowl.

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  • Add onion, pepper and carrot to bowl with pasta. Toss with mayonnaise and ranch-style dressing. Adjust mayonnaise and dressing to taste. Serve.

Nutrition Facts

399 calories; protein 8.5g 17% DV; carbohydrates 46.1g 15% DV; fat 20g 31% DV; cholesterol 9.3mg 3% DV; sodium 235.1mg 9% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
05/19/2003
This is a good recipe I doubled it and I found that I did not have the ranch dressing but I had the dry ranch dressing mix and sprinkled it on and I added a bit more mayo and a tsp of milk and it was great! Second time I added some extra vegtables like small broccoli flowrettes(just the tiny ends) and defrosted frozen english peas.Yummy! This is a keeper recipe thnks for sharing. Read More
(15)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/13/2003
I liked it a lot and it was quick and easy to make. I think it would be better with a little more ingredience added in; it was just a little plain. Read More
(11)
21 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
05/19/2003
This is a good recipe I doubled it and I found that I did not have the ranch dressing but I had the dry ranch dressing mix and sprinkled it on and I added a bit more mayo and a tsp of milk and it was great! Second time I added some extra vegtables like small broccoli flowrettes(just the tiny ends) and defrosted frozen english peas.Yummy! This is a keeper recipe thnks for sharing. Read More
(15)
Rating: 5 stars
03/28/2003
Very tasty recipe a hit at family functions. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/13/2003
I liked it a lot and it was quick and easy to make. I think it would be better with a little more ingredience added in; it was just a little plain. Read More
(11)
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Rating: 3 stars
05/31/2011
This is a good starting point but the recipe as is needs some adjustment. I found that the macaroni required more mayo/dressing that was called for to be of the right consistency. Also rather than using regular onion which overwhelms the dish green onions or chives would be a better choice. My personal preference is to leave the onions out completely and add garlic powder dill and crumbled bacon and use three cheese ranch as the dressing of choice. Other good toss-ins would be: mustard pickle relish cubed ham peas diced turkey or chicken snow peas sesame seeds cherry tomatoes or celery. Read More
(8)
Rating: 4 stars
01/13/2003
I made this last night and it was really good. The Ranch dressing really adds some zip. An added can of tuna also works really well with this recipe. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
06/20/2005
My family really loved the tangy flavor the ranch dressing gave this recipe. I added onions and bacon bits for an extra zing. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/22/2006
My husband love's it. And it was a hit at my job. And i like it to. And is very easy to fix. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/19/2009
love it:) Read More
(4)
Rating: 4 stars
07/26/2011
Very good recipe. Didn't seem to have a lot of flavor though. I added some fresh tomatoes and cucumbers and a dash of Tony Chacheres creole seasoning and it was delicious! Read More
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