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Classic Macaroni Salad Recipe

Classic Macaroni Salad Recipe

From Sardis, Ohio, Dorothy Bayes sends this refreshingly light take on an all-time favorite. It's perfect for a fast weeknight dinner or festive weekend barbecue.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:8 servings


  • 2 cups uncooked elbow macaroni
  • 1 cup fat-free mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons sweet pickle relish
  • Sugar substitute equivalent to 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1/3 cup chopped carrot
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 hard-cooked egg, sliced
  • Dash paprika


  • 1. Cook macaroni according to package directions; drain and rinse with cold water. Cool completely.
  • 2. For dressing, in a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, pickle relish, sugar substitute, mustard, salt and pepper. In a large bowl, combine the macaroni, celery, carrot and onion. Add dressing and toss gently to coat.
  • 3. Refrigerate until serving. Garnish with egg and paprika. Yield: 8 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested with Splenda no-calorie sweetener.

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup equals 111 calories, 2 g fat (trace saturated fat), 30 mg cholesterol, 362 mg sodium, 20 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 4 g protein. Diabetic Exchange: 1-1/2 starch.