Macaroni Coleslaw Recipe

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Macaroni Coleslaw Recipe
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Macaroni Coleslaw Recipe

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4.5 131 151
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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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    MarilynRaz User ID: 6813611 286968
    Reviewed Apr. 22, 2018

    "A fresh salad, pasta adds a new twist."

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    jcahoon User ID: 6131589 286753
    Reviewed Apr. 16, 2018

    "I made this for a baby shower and everybody raved about how good it was. I added fresh dill (lots), intimation crab, 1/2 of the onion and red onion instead of yellow and I used Mayonnaise."

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    justmbeth User ID: 1196484 285567
    Reviewed Mar. 25, 2018

    "I used mayonnaise instead of the Miracle Whip and added some salt and pepper. Good coleslaw recipe but now I want to find a recipe for the reverse...macaroni salad with a bit of coleslaw mixed in."

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    Darlene User ID: 9429060 284234
    Reviewed Feb. 25, 2018

    "I doubled recipe and my husband took it to his weekly softball game/potluck - he just came home with the (huge) bowl completely empty! I followed the recipe except used Best Foods mayo, and added celery salt instead of regular salt. Also added a bit of Coleman's Dry Mustard and celery seed - like I would have for my usual coleslaw. Anyhow, it was obviously a big hit. This might be my weekly potluck contribution from now on! I wish I did not work on game days!!"

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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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