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Macaroni Coleslaw Recipe
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Macaroni Coleslaw Recipe

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My friend Peggy brought this coleslaw to one of our picnics, and everyone liked it so much, we all had to have the recipe. —Sandra Matteson, Westhope, North Dakota
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling
MAKES: 16 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (7 ounces) ring macaroni or ditalini
  • 1 package (14 ounces) coleslaw mix
  • 2 medium onions, finely chopped
  • 2 celery ribs, finely chopped
  • 1 medium cucumber, finely chopped
  • 1 medium green pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 can (8 ounces) whole water chestnuts, drained and chopped
  • DRESSING:
  • 1-1/2 cups Miracle Whip Light
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup equals 150 calories, 5 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 6 mg cholesterol, 286 mg sodium, 24 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 3 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 vegetable, 1 fat.

Directions

  1. Cook macaroni according to package directions; drain and rinse in cold water. Transfer to a large bowl; add the coleslaw mix, onions, celery, cucumber, green pepper and water chestnuts.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk the dressing ingredients. Pour over salad; toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Yield: 16 servings (3/4 cup each).
Originally published as Macaroni Coleslaw in Healthy Cooking June/July 2009, p33

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup equals 150 calories, 5 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 6 mg cholesterol, 286 mg sodium, 24 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 3 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 vegetable, 1 fat.

Reviews for Macaroni Coleslaw

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Reviewed Jul. 20, 2015

"A nice change!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 13, 2015

"Very tasty and crunchy. I don't miss the full fat version of Miracle Whip at all. I used only one onion and that flavor still comes through. I also omitted the water chestnuts for my husband, but it still has a nice crunchy texture."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 24, 2015

"I used Best Foods Mayonaise instead of Miracle Whip, and I really love the salad. My husband doesn't like macaroni salad and he would still rate it a 4. Took it camping and it was just as good on day 4."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 22, 2015

"Wasn't a favorite. I didn't care for the vinegary taste. Wasn't creamy enough. I'm sure if you are a huge coleslaw fan you would love this recipe."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 15, 2015

"Even my non coleslaw liking kids, LOVED this recipe. Made dressing exactly as written, except I used colored, spiral Rotini and red pepper for color. Liked it even more the next day!!"

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