Macaroni Coleslaw Recipe

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Macaroni Coleslaw Recipe
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Macaroni Coleslaw Recipe

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4.5 127 147
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My friend Peggy brought this coleslaw to one of our picnics, and everyone liked it so much, we all had to have the recipe. —Sandra Matteson, Westhope, North Dakota
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MAKES:
16 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 25 min. + chilling
MAKES:
16 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 25 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 1 package (7 ounces) ring macaroni or ditalini
  • 1 package (14 ounces) coleslaw mix
  • 2 medium onions, finely chopped
  • 2 celery ribs, finely chopped
  • 1 medium cucumber, finely chopped
  • 1 medium green pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 can (8 ounces) whole water chestnuts, drained and chopped
  • DRESSING:
  • 1-1/2 cups Miracle Whip Light
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Directions

Cook macaroni according to package directions; drain and rinse in cold water. Transfer to a large bowl; add the coleslaw mix, onions, celery, cucumber, green pepper and water chestnuts.
In a small bowl, whisk the dressing ingredients. Pour over salad; toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Yield: 16 servings (3/4 cup each)

Test Kitchen Tips
  • Don't love Miracle Whip? Use mayonnaise instead.
  • Kool factoid: The term "coleslaw" is derived from the Dutch word "koolsla," literally translated as "cabbage salad." The term has evolved to refer to many types of crunchy, shredded-vegetable salads that hold up well after being dressed.
  • Originally published as Macaroni Coleslaw in Healthy Cooking June/July 2009, p33

    Nutritional Facts

    3/4 cup: 150 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 6mg cholesterol, 286mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 vegetable, 1 fat.

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    • 1 package (7 ounces) ring macaroni or ditalini
    • 1 package (14 ounces) coleslaw mix
    • 2 medium onions, finely chopped
    • 2 celery ribs, finely chopped
    • 1 medium cucumber, finely chopped
    • 1 medium green pepper, finely chopped
    • 1 can (8 ounces) whole water chestnuts, drained and chopped
    • DRESSING:
    • 1-1/2 cups Miracle Whip Light
    • 1/3 cup sugar
    • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
    1. Cook macaroni according to package directions; drain and rinse in cold water. Transfer to a large bowl; add the coleslaw mix, onions, celery, cucumber, green pepper and water chestnuts.
    2. In a small bowl, whisk the dressing ingredients. Pour over salad; toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Yield: 16 servings (3/4 cup each)

    Test Kitchen Tips
  • Don't love Miracle Whip? Use mayonnaise instead.
  • Kool factoid: The term "coleslaw" is derived from the Dutch word "koolsla," literally translated as "cabbage salad." The term has evolved to refer to many types of crunchy, shredded-vegetable salads that hold up well after being dressed.
  • Originally published as Macaroni Coleslaw in Healthy Cooking June/July 2009, p33

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    sgronholz User ID: 1473861 283701
    Reviewed Feb. 14, 2018

    "My husband and I really enjoyed this recipe! We are not Miracle Whip fans, so I did substitute mayonnaise. I also cut the recipe back quite a bit for the two of us. This recipe is a nice twist on traditional coleslaw and I will definitely be making it again!"

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    Jenny TePoel User ID: 3758322 282283
    Reviewed Jan. 18, 2018

    "Big hit! I’ve made it twice and will be making it again"

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    nancyreginac User ID: 8362334 277848
    Reviewed Nov. 16, 2017

    "Very good! It does make alot. Will make again"

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    tlappert User ID: 8896264 270094
    Reviewed Jul. 29, 2017

    "I make this for my club meetings, I use a Vidalia Chop Wizard, it makes it easy to chop up everything. The bowl always comes home empty. Everyone, including myself, seems to really like it. Thank you so much for a good recipe."

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    qtqltymgr User ID: 4989468 269810
    Reviewed Jul. 22, 2017

    "Hubby made this for a company healthy Living Salads contest and I was lucky to get a cup to try! He used full-fat Miracle Whip and packaged pre-cooked rigatoni that he chopped up which was a little chewier than homemade. He cut the onion to one and used a mild onion. The chopping is a chore to say the least but he likes doing putzy stuff like that. Using sliced water chestnuts would trim some of the time off. Since he made it the night before, the dressing and onions had time to mellow.

    Exchanges I'd make in the future would be half Miracle Whip and half yogurt, trying plain and then lemon. For salad meal, I'd add add cheese cubes, ham, chicken, summer sausage, that lonely hotdog and sunflower or pumpkin seeds. Maybe whole grain pasta. Fresh or frozen peas, maybe pineapple tidbits or tomatoes.
    This was good as is but can be used as a base to expand ingredients."

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    stonerabbit User ID: 7100066 269464
    Reviewed Jul. 14, 2017

    "I've made the recipe many times as written.......it is very good! Everyone wants the recipe! It's so nice to give a great review to the actual recipe....not how it's been modified into something totally different......"

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    Sue Kindl User ID: 1279767 268895
    Reviewed Jul. 3, 2017

    "I didn't care for it. It sounded good, I thought I would like it. It makes a lot. I took it to a large gathering and brought a lot of it home. I will never make it again."

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    Jdewinne User ID: 8783475 267484
    Reviewed May. 30, 2017

    "Excellent! Everyone really loved it? Only difference I made was using Mayo instead of MIracle whip"

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    KarenN7 User ID: 6239153 253843
    Reviewed Sep. 8, 2016

    "Very good! Worth chopping up all the veggies."

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    bracken User ID: 959871 253703
    Reviewed Sep. 5, 2016

    "I just made this salad.......awesome!!!!! I didn't put the chestnuts in the salad. (I don't like them.) I will make this again....."

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