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Marinated Macaroni Salad

Rated as 4.5 out of 5 Stars

"This is an excellent macaroni salad that everyone in my family has made over the years, and now I make. We have this with dinner at least once a week or every two weeks. It's a hit with everyone, as there's ketchup and sugar in it for the kids. Just try it; you'll LOVE it!"
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1 h 40 m servings 504
Original recipe yields 8 servings


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  1. Whisk canola oil, sugar, ketchup, vinegar, salt, and black pepper together in a bowl. Set aside to let the flavors blend for 30 minutes.
  2. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook the rotini at a boil until tender yet firm to the bite, about 8 minutes; drain. Rinse with cold water to cool; drain.
  3. Combine cooled pasta, tomatoes, onion, green bell pepper, and cucumber in a bowl.
  4. Drizzle the dressing over the pasta mixture and toss to coat.
  5. Chill in refrigerator for 1 hour before serving.


  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 504 calories; 28.8 56.7 6.5 0 810 Full nutrition

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Great recipe! When I made second time, I let it sit for 4-5 hrs before serving, and found it tastes much better. Also I cut back on the amount of dressing made. Will definitely make again and ag...

This is wonderful! The only change that I made was to add only 1/2 of the amount of ketchup that was suggested. I also omitted the onion at first and realized that it didn't have enough zing,...

A macaroni salad that wasn't just a macaroni salad. I thought it was cool and refreshing. This recipe made a huge amount. Next time I try it I will cut the recipe in half, even if it is for a ...

I made this for Easter added a bit of garlic and chunked cheese , & everyone loved it

A nice change for pasta salad. I had leftover mini penne pasta and it worked great in this recipe. I made up half the dressing amount and used an orange bell pepper, as that is what I had on h...

Wow just what i was looking for macaroni salad with a twist easy and tasty thanks for sharing this is a keeper i will make it again note: my hubby is diabetic i made the portion for 4 i added 2 ...