TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1 package (8 ounces) elbow macaroni
  • 3/4 cup diced green pepper
  • 1/3 cup sweet pickle relish
  • 1 jar (2 ounces) diced pimientos, drained
  • 1 tablespoon grated onion
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt or salt-free seasoning blend
  • Pepper to taste

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup: 138 calories, 2g fat (0 saturated fat), 5mg cholesterol, 198mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.


  1. Cook macaroni according to package directions; rinse in cold water and drain. Place in a large bowl; add green pepper, pickle relish, pimientos and onion. In a small bowl, combine the remaining ingredients; mix well. pour over macaroni mixture and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate until serving. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Sour Cream Macaroni Salad in Quick Cooking March/April 2000, p53

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Joscy User ID: 2694585 73057
Reviewed Feb. 5, 2014

"Am always looking for macaroni saads which are low carb. content since I have Type I diabetes. It's very difficult to find such recipes that are appealing. This one in particular is very carb. friendly, one which I'll turn to often."

DEB1040 User ID: 3948901 22565
Reviewed Apr. 21, 2013

"This is usually made in a double batch. It's even tastier a few days later. I add multi colored sweet peppers (red, Orange and Yellow) . Always delicious and creamy!!"

lindipally User ID: 1270998 73049
Reviewed Jun. 9, 2012

"Absolutely delicious. I have made this wonderful salad for years and it's always a hit! I always add extra sour cream to keep it moist. My picky little son always asks for a second helping."

s_pants User ID: 174050 51908
Reviewed Apr. 18, 2012

"Extremely soupy when I first made it, but the pasta really absorbed the liquid once refrigerated (overnight in my case)."

Staceface81 User ID: 501331 26580
Reviewed May. 7, 2011

"Very good and very easy! I added tomatoes and cucumbers and it was very tasty....everyone had seconds. :-)"

Rite4Him User ID: 701885 26573
Reviewed Jul. 5, 2010

"Made this for 4th of July event and the bowl was empty! I skipped the pimentos simply because I didn't have any on hand. It was excellent and I'm making more today for more dinner guests."

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