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Grandma's Macaroni Salad

Rated as 4 out of 5 Stars

"A sweet macaroni salad just like Grandma used to make. The dressing is a good basic macaroni salad dressing that you can use with your own macaroni salad recipe. You must refrigerate for at least 4 hours for all of the flavors to blend together."
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4 h 35 m servings 172
Original recipe yields 8 servings


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  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook elbow macaroni in the boiling water, stirring occasionally, until tender yet firm to the bite, about 8 minutes. Drain well; rinse with cold water and drain again.
  2. Reserve 2 tablespoons relish juice; place the rest in a large bowl with onion, bell pepper, carrot, and egg.
  3. Whisk creamy salad dressing into reserved relish juice. Mix in sour cream, milk, sugar, dill, salt, and pepper. Fold gently into the macaroni mixture. Refrigerate to let flavors blend, 4 to 24 hours.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 172 calories; 4.1 28.9 4.9 32 215 Full nutrition

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10.21.19 I liked how the sour cream lightened the heavy mayonnaise taste you often get with macaroni salad, and I enjoyed the addition of the dill weed, which made it just a little more special...