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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: 150 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 6mg cholesterol, 286mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 2g fiber), 3g 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


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cmbelle85
Reviewed Jul. 25, 2016

"This was very yummy!!"

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jeanemed
Reviewed Jul. 5, 2016

"I served this for 4th of July yesterday. I thought I'd like it better than I did. It made a lot, which was a plus, but it was really missing something in the flavor. I found it unappealing and wished I'd served something else. Inhad 12 people for dinner; people ate it-- I had half a bowl left over. My husband said it was okay, and that he liked it well enough, but I didn't notice anyone really excited about it. Too bad. It sounded like something I'd like.

Perhaps I'd like it with a different dressing. I think the dressing was a deal breaker for me. Maybe I'll try it again but use a favorite coleslaw dressing on it instead. Also, I wasn't crazy about the chestnuts. If I do it again, I'll use chopped jicama instead."

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Fleegs
Reviewed Jul. 3, 2016

"Fresh taste and crunchy... Yum! I was looking for something a little different -- and this did the trick. I did not add the water chestnuts and reduced the onion."

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bak@zoominternet.net
Reviewed Jun. 19, 2016

"This was so good. I don't think I will ever make just plain coleslaw again."

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mariska96
Reviewed Jun. 18, 2016

"Very delicious!!! Substituted green peas for the green peppers and loved it! Used whole wheat pasta & mayo & splenda & seasoned with white pepper & celery salt. Pasta box was 12 oz, so increased amount of dressing by adding some olive oil & more cider vinegar & sweetener & seasonings---perfecto! Thanks for sharing!!!"

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joycerm53
Reviewed Jun. 11, 2016

"Very good recipe! Everyone loves it!"

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3fiddlers
Reviewed Jun. 1, 2016

"This is a wonderful recipe, very full of flavor and texture. It has become a new family favorite. Thanks for sharing!"

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LIJO
Reviewed May. 20, 2016

"Mix together macaroni salad and coleslaw. The perfect way to UP each dish!"

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werthan
Reviewed May. 20, 2016

"This tasted really good, and fresh. Has the taste of regular slaw but adding the pasta really brings it all together. Makes a large amount and it takes a huge bowl to mix it in. Definitely will make again."

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Babygirl99
Reviewed May. 6, 2016

"The Macaroni Coleslaw was the BOMB!! I doubled up on the recipe so I would have enough for a crowd."

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