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Classic Macaroni Salad Recipe
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Classic Macaroni Salad Recipe

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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.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups uncooked elbow macaroni
  • 1 cup fat-free mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons sweet pickle relish
  • 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

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 115 calories, 2g fat (0g saturated fat), 27mg cholesterol, 362mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch.

Directions

  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.
Originally published as Classic Macaroni Salad in Light & Tasty June/July 2005, p22


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Goodgirl70 253591
Reviewed Sep. 3, 2016

"Very good, quick and easy too...."

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mmchuber 250293
Reviewed Jul. 10, 2016

"I used dill relish, no sugar, and a can of tuna. Great!"

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s_pants 248478
Reviewed May. 22, 2016

"I think the dried mustard made it a bit too spicy for our tastes."

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sprout70 233538
Reviewed Sep. 27, 2015

"It turned out great! Was a big hit with my family ??"

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PrplMonky5 226960
Reviewed May. 25, 2015

"When I first got the dressing together, I thought it just tasted "meh". But after putting everything together and letting it chill, I was blown away. This tastes just like my grandmother's shrimp macaroni salad (minus the shrimp of course). My husband even loved it too. I caught him literally licking some off his fingers. Delicious."

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Janadele 58253
Reviewed Sep. 29, 2014

"Good side dish"

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Katyjane 58247
Reviewed Jul. 23, 2014

"Fantastic! I'm not even a big fan of pasta salads but I cleaned my plate. We don't care for sweet pickle relish so I substituted a minced hot dill pickle with a splash of the juice."

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Flamingo222 112655
Reviewed Jun. 17, 2014

"It's good, what I was looking for (macaroni salad from the store). I added a cup more noodles, a tablespoon more mayo and, a tablespoon more relish. Everything else the same. Oh yeah I also used white sugar."

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cmarie_1124 54040
Reviewed Mar. 29, 2014

"Delicious! I also use real sugar rather than the substitute."

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mlworden 54039
Reviewed Jan. 5, 2014

"This macaroni salad is great ! I followed it according to the recipe except I used 2 tsp of sugar instead of the sugar substitute."

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