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Sour Cream Macaroni Salad Recipe

"This make-ahead macaroni salad never fails to stay moist," says Rita Morris of Gastonia, North Carolina. "I double the recipe for potluck dinners."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

Reviews for Sour Cream Macaroni Salad

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Joscy 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 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 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 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 26580
Reviewed May. 7, 2011

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

Rite4Him 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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