Healthier Classic Macaroni Salad

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Making this salad with less sugar and whole wheat noodles makes it a healthy treat for the entire family.

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Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
4 hrs
Total Time:
4 hrs 30 mins
Servings:
10
Yield:
10 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 cups whole wheat elbow macaroni

  • 1 cup mayonnaise

  • ¼ cup distilled white vinegar

  • cup white sugar

  • 2 ½ tablespoons prepared yellow mustard

  • 1 ½ teaspoons salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1 large onion, chopped

  • 2 stalks celery, chopped

  • 1 green bell pepper, seeded and chopped

  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded and chopped

  • ¼ cup grated carrot

  • 2 tablespoons chopped pimento peppers (Optional)

Directions

  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook elbow macaroni in boiling water, stirring occasionally until cooked through but firm to the bite, about 8 minutes. Rinse under cold water and drain.

  2. Mix mayonnaise, vinegar, sugar, mustard, salt, and pepper together in a large bowl. Stir in onion, celery, green bell pepper, red bell pepper, carrot, pimentos, and macaroni. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight, before serving.

Editor's Note:

This recipe is a healthier version of Classic Macaroni Salad.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

281 Calories
18g Fat
28g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 281
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 3g 14%
Cholesterol 8mg 3%
Sodium 530mg 23%
Total Carbohydrate 28g 10%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 28mg 142%
Calcium 24mg 2%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 162mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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