Sweet Macaroni Salad Recipe
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Sweet Macaroni Salad Recipe

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A sweet out-of-the-ordinary dressing makes this macaroni salad special. My aunt gave me the recipe and it has become one of my favorites. I occasionally leave out the green pepper if I know that people don't like it...and it still tastes great. -Idalee Scholz Cocoa Beach, Florida
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES:14 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES: 14 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (16 ounces) elbow macaroni
  • 4 medium carrots, shredded
  • 1 large green pepper, chopped
  • 1 medium red onion, chopped
  • 2 cups mayonnaise
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

Directions

  1. Cook macaroni according to package directions; drain and rinse in cold water. In a large serving bowl, combine the macaroni, carrots, green pepper and onion.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk the mayonnaise, milk, sugar, vinegar, salt and pepper until smooth. Pour over macaroni mixture and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Yield: 14 servings.
Originally published as Sweet Macaroni Salad in Taste of Home June/July 2004, p37

Reviews for Sweet Macaroni Salad

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Reviewed Sep. 26, 2014

"This has been my "go to" macaroni salad since this recipe first appeared in Taste of Home, several years ago. I, too, omit the 1 cup of sugar, which makes the salad too sweet for my family's taste. I also add 1/3 cup each of diced green, red and yellow sweet peppers (rather than just green pepper) and 1/4 cup chopped parsley for added color. This recipe is always a favorite at parties, picnics and BBQ's!"

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Reviewed Aug. 9, 2014

"One of our favorites..make it all the time!!!"

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Reviewed Jul. 31, 2014

"This is very good. I leave out the 1 cup of sugar since the sweetened condensed milk is in it. I also have never added green pepper to it. Be sure to refrigerate overnight, the sauce needs to soak in a little."

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Reviewed Jul. 2, 2014

"I make this salad all the time and always get requests to bring it to party's."

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Reviewed Jul. 24, 2013

"This salad just didn't taste right with the sweetened condensed milk in it."

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