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Graduation Macaroni Salad Recipe

Graduation Macaroni Salad Recipe

Put this colorful creamy combination into the mix of dishes at your next get-together—and watch it disappear fast! Radishes, cucumber, green pepper and onion lend fresh garden flavor to the macaroni mixture. Remarks Edie DeSpain of Logan, Utah. "It also makes a nice light meal on a hot summer day." (For best results, unmold the salad just before serving.)
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling YIELD:12-16 servings


  • 1 package (7 ounces) elbow macaroni, cooked and drained
  • 1 cup chopped cucumber
  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped radishes
  • 2 tablespoons chopped onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup sweet pickle relish
  • 1 tablespoon prepared mustard
  • Lettuce leaves and additional radishes


  • 1. In a bowl, combine the first six ingredients; set aside. In a bowl, beat cream cheese; add mayonnaise, relish and mustard. Fold into macaroni mixture. Press into a 6-cup ring mold coated with cooking spray. Refrigerate for several hours or overnight. Just before serving, unmold onto a lettuce-lined serving platter. Garnish with radishes. Yield: 12-16 servings.