Shrimp Macaroni Salad Recipe
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Shrimp Macaroni Salad Recipe

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Whenever I attend a potluck or family gathering, I'm asked to make this salad, which has been a family secret for over 50 years. My husband likes it as a main dish, served with garlic bread. —Barbara Robbins Cave Junction, Oregon
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling
MAKES: 16 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (16 ounces) elbow macaroni
  • 1 to 1-1/2 pounds cooked small shrimp
  • 1 package (16 ounces) frozen peas, thawed
  • 7 to 8 celery ribs, finely chopped
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • DRESSING:
  • 1-3/4 cups mayonnaise
  • 3/4 cup French salad dressing
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 1-1/2 to 2-1/2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons pepper

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 389 calories, 25 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 64 mg cholesterol, 551 mg sodium, 30 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 12 g protein.

Directions

  1. Cook macaroni according to package directions; drain and rinse in cold water. In a large bowl, combine the macaroni, shrimp, peas, celery and onion.
  2. In another bowl, whisk the dressing ingredients. Pour over salad and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for at least 8 hours before serving. Yield: 16 servings.
Originally published as Shrimp Macaroni Salad in Taste of Home February/March 2007, p37

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 389 calories, 25 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 64 mg cholesterol, 551 mg sodium, 30 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 12 g protein.

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Reviewed Jul. 5, 2014

"This was my contribution to a Fourth of July potluck."

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Reviewed Aug. 5, 2013

"easy and received raves from my guests. Recipe makes a lot and was just as good the next couple of days. Thank you."

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Reviewed Jul. 4, 2013

"Good salad! I made a 1/4 of it for two of us which lasted several meals. I found it needed more than a 1/4 of the dressing or it wasn't tasty or moist enough so added more. Will make again."

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Reviewed Nov. 23, 2011

"amazing. I used Thousand Island dressing instead and love it"

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Reviewed Sep. 15, 2011

"Highly recommend this salad. Great tasting!!"

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