Quick Macaroni Salad Recipe
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Quick Macaroni Salad Recipe

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Since I am not particularly fond of potato salad, I have always loved this macaroni salad.—Carma Blosser, Livermore, Colorado
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 3/4 cup uncooked elbow macaroni
  • 1/3 cup frozen peas
  • 1/3 cup cubed cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons chopped celery
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon diced pimientos
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped green pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 276 calories, 15g fat (4g saturated fat), 24mg cholesterol, 544mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 10g protein.


  1. Cook macaroni according to package directions, adding peas during the last two minutes of cooking. Drain and rinse in cold water.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the remaining ingredients. Stir in macaroni and peas. Chill until serving. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Classic Macaroni Salad in Cooking for 2 Summer 2008, p21

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Lorryfran User ID: 8910060 252482
Reviewed Aug. 10, 2016

"This was delicious. I added a bit of mild red chilli to give it a little heat. Will be a keeper."

shessuchariot User ID: 5896569 176045
Reviewed Jul. 28, 2011

"This overall is a great macaroni salad. I doubled it and also added the ingredients which i put in my own salad: 1 tsp lemon juice, 1/4 tsp. celery seed & 1 tsp. sugar. It tasted just like mine that way, but with different ingredients. Even my 10 month old daughter loved it (she especially loved the cheese chunks!). The reason why I only gave it 4 stars is because I find macaroni salad dull that only has mayo, plus I like mine a little sweeter. But overall it's a good recipie!"

sunnynsher User ID: 5489348 157838
Reviewed Dec. 8, 2010

"My family really loves this classic macaroni salad. Its easy to make and very quick to make too. Great for hot summer dish!"

StMA User ID: 114800 105194
Reviewed Jun. 13, 2010

"My family really liked this salad.

I will make it again."

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