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Rating: 4.06 stars
16 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1

A macaroni salad with a twist. Great for summer parties. You can garnish with hard-boiled eggs and tomato wedges, if desired.

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Recipe Summary

Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 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 macaroni, and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente. Drain, and rinse under cold water. Put macaroni in a serving bowl, and mix in the marinara sauce, celery, relish, olives, onion, mayonnaise and chili powder. Cover and chill for at least 2 hours before serving.

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Nutrition Facts

375 calories; protein 4.9g; carbohydrates 35.5g; fat 24.4g; cholesterol 11.2mg; sodium 565.3mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (12)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/21/2007
I have been making this salad for years. First found it on the back of Golden Grain macaroni package. My family loved it. It has been a hit at potlucks and barbeques over the years. My son's most requested dish. As I reviewed the recipe I found a couple of discrepancies. First the macaroni was a 16 oz.package. Second it called for 1 cup of marinara sauce. At the time the recipe appeared on the package Golden Grain had an 8 oz. Can of marinara sauce on the market. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
01/20/2004
Terrible the more we ate the more we didn't like it! Read More
(15)
16 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
07/21/2007
I have been making this salad for years. First found it on the back of Golden Grain macaroni package. My family loved it. It has been a hit at potlucks and barbeques over the years. My son's most requested dish. As I reviewed the recipe I found a couple of discrepancies. First the macaroni was a 16 oz.package. Second it called for 1 cup of marinara sauce. At the time the recipe appeared on the package Golden Grain had an 8 oz. Can of marinara sauce on the market. Read More
(21)
Rating: 1 stars
01/20/2004
Terrible the more we ate the more we didn't like it! Read More
(15)
Rating: 5 stars
02/03/2005
It was delicious. Everyone at work loved it and several asked for the recipe. I think it tastes better the longer it is refrigerated! Yummy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/17/2009
I agree with "DOLLAR SHORT" about the ingredients in the salad. However I remember the salad recipe on the back of a 'Salad Macaroni' not 'Elbow Macaroni'. The salad is delicious!!! Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
07/02/2007
I believe this salad was originally introduced on the Golden Grain mac salad pasta package a million years ago:). My mother made it for us as kids and we never let he make any other kind. However the recipe called for chopped black olives. It's the only mac salad I make and now my daughter makes it as well. It's kind of a family tradition. It's the hit of every pot luck and every BBQ. Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
11/02/2007
Thanks so much for sharing this recipe!! Had lost my copy from years ago and now I can make for a party this weekend!! Thank you!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/24/2007
This salad is delicious. This is a big hit at potlucks or other gatherings. Most people prefer it to traditional macaroni salad. While it's not exactly barbecue flavor I couldn't think of a better name for it. If you are having doubts please at least try this recipe. From the ingredients list it seems strange but it actually has a remarkably good flavor. Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
10/28/2010
Have been everywhere searching for this recipe finally found it. It;s soooo good. Lost my original. Read More
(4)
Rating: 3 stars
02/01/2010
i did not like it i think it was the sweet relish. dh and son thought it was okay. Read More
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