Rating: 4.5 stars
8 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

Beef bologna and American cheese make a heavier macaroni salad for a man's perspective. Good, and always gets snarfed up wherever I take it.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
10 mins
additional:
20 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
10
Yield:
10 servings
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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 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. Cook elbow macaroni in the boiling water, stirring occasionally until cooked through but firm to the bite, 8 minutes. Drain and cool under running water until chilled. Transfer to a large salad bowl.

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  • Stack American cheese slices alternating with bologna slices and cut into 1/2-inch dice. (Stacking helps prevent cheese from sticking together.) Mix bologna and cheese into macaroni and stir in hard-cooked eggs, sweet pickles, celery, green bell pepper, and red onion. Mix thoroughly.

  • Stir creamy salad dressing and mustard into the salad and season with black pepper. Cover salad and chill in refrigerator until serving time.

Cook's Note:

If holding salad in refrigerator for more than about 2 hours, mix in extra creamy salad dressing and mustard mix as the macaroni will absorb a lot overnight in the fridge.

Nutrition Facts

331 calories; protein 11.3g; carbohydrates 29.7g; fat 18.1g; cholesterol 137.2mg; sodium 838.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (6)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/07/2012
I made this as a quick dinner for the kids. I used garlic dills instead of sweet a red pepper instead of green and Hellman's mayonnaise instead of Miracle Whip--that's really just a personal family preferance not a reflection on the recipe. Though I did not try this myself the kids LOVED this salad. They thought that using american cheese and bologna in a cold salad was the best idea ever. My son said it's like eating the best parts of the bologna salad mixed up with pasta. Winner winner.........pasta dinner! Read More
(44)
8 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
07/07/2012
I made this as a quick dinner for the kids. I used garlic dills instead of sweet a red pepper instead of green and Hellman's mayonnaise instead of Miracle Whip--that's really just a personal family preferance not a reflection on the recipe. Though I did not try this myself the kids LOVED this salad. They thought that using american cheese and bologna in a cold salad was the best idea ever. My son said it's like eating the best parts of the bologna salad mixed up with pasta. Winner winner.........pasta dinner! Read More
(44)
Rating: 4 stars
02/20/2014
This recipe has been in my recipe box for a long time. Decided to give it a try. The guys liked it better than I did. It is definitely a much heartier macaroni salad than most. It was creamy the first night I made it but as with most pasta it soaked up a lot of the dressing and I had to add a little more the following day. All-in-all a good recipe that would go over well at a get together. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/20/2016
A new guilty pleasure to crave! I used ditalini pasta green onions instead of red dill pickles instead of sweet and mayo instead of Miracle Whip. All of this was based on what I had on hand and/or family preferences. Also I tripled the celery for extra crunch. It was the PERFECT amount of creamy deliciousness and one could serve this as a one-dish lunch or even a summertime dinner. I never would have thought to put these ingredients in a creamy pasta salad but it totally works! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/13/2016
Great recipe!! Especially in the hot summers of Texas... Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/09/2018
My husband really loves this salad. If he's going to a potluck no matter what time of year this is his preferred dish to take. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/18/2016
I thought this salad was excellent and I received many compliments. It is important to make this a day before you are going to serve this salad as the flavors meld together. Fantastic. I did use garlic dill pickles instead of sweet pickles. Read More
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