- 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 cider vinegar
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- Cook macaroni according to package directions. Drain and rinse in cold water; drain well.
- In a large bowl, combine macaroni and vegetables. Whisk together remaining ingredients until smooth and sugar is dissolved; stir into macaroni mixture. Refrigerate, covered, overnight. Yield: 16 servings.
Reviews forSweet Macaroni Salad
"Made exactly as written - perfect! Got rave reviews at Labor Day get-together with brats, baked beans, fried chicken and slaw. I was a little leery about the sweetened condensed milk, but it's wonderful in this dish. I made it the day before and it looked dry, but when stirred it was just right. Make just as written, you'll love it."
"I have never had ANY macaroni salad like this before. It was amazing. I have been to my share of church lunches and cookouts and NEVER have I tasted a recipe like this one. Maybe its cuz I'm from New England. It took my family 2-3 bites to decide if we liked it because it was so different for us. I made it with a 16 oz as instructed of pasta but I added another 6 oz so I had extra to try before party. It was still very moist and had plenty of sauce. It is sweet and tangy at same time. No idea why there are a few comments about a cup of sugar its a 1/2 a cup not a cup!!!!. Can't wait to see what people think of it tonight"
"I know it says sweet... and I made it as instructed but it was SWEET. I had to add more mayo to get the wierd after taste of the condesened milk out of my mouth. lol!"
"Celery instead of green pepper."
"This is moist and creamy at the same time. The sweet relish flavor is awsome. I rate this the best I have ever made."
"Excellent. I made a few substitutions for what my family prefers, but nothing drastic. It is fantastic!"
"This is a superb macaroni salad recipe. it is the one I make all the time now that I have discovered it. My family loves it."
"Made this using the large elbow macaroni noodles for a party and it was amazing, everyone loved it, they all wanted the recipe and it was so easy to make, I let it set in the refrigerator for a few hours before serving, cant wait to make this again. Definitely a party pleaser."
"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!"