Sweet Macaroni Salad
Total TimePrep: 20 min. + chilling
- 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.
Nutrition Facts2/3 cup: 400 calories, 23g fat (5g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 332mg sodium, 43g carbohydrate (22g sugars, 2g fiber), 6g protein.
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Nov 22, 2018
We have been making this in our family for at least 20 yrs. Nowhere we have ever taken it was it ever disliked and the recipe is asked for so much we just take printed copies because we know it's coming. I think the problem with the low reviewers is that they are trying to make a SWEET salad into a SAVORY when this is NOT that kind of pasta salad. And anytime you take away or add things to it, you really have no right to review it at all unless you made it exactly as is the first time.
Jun 21, 2018
For Psalm 127-3: how can you give this recipe a one star when you TOTALLY ruined it by adding hot sauce???!!! It is a wonderful salad that is a must at potlucks. If it was a disaster for you, too bad, but you did it yourself!
May 31, 2018
I just made this sauce cooking more pasta since this makes a lot of sauce. I did not add any sugar thought it tasted good without it. I just used green olives, cut up pepperoni, shredded cheese with the pasta that is all I had.
May 28, 2018
This is a really delicious macaroni salad but unless you're feeding an army, you might consider halving the recipe.
May 27, 2018
Great base but I substituted chopped persian cucumber for green pepper and chopped orange pepper instead of carrots. I also dropped in jumbo shrimp! crowd pleaser for sure!
May 21, 2018
made it today for hubby&I. it’s coming together in the frig for several hrs. tasting after all together I gotta say I love it. the sauce is rich&sweet but the vinegar is tart, so perfect counterpart. just tasted it again and stirred again a couple hrs before ready to serve for dinner and it is (hate to admit) waaaaaaaay too sweet. guess b4 serving I’ll add either a bit of bottle hot sauce. just awful, aaargh.gave husband about a 6oz portion along with his artichoke& honey mustard chix thighs&garlic bread. he ate it, I didn’t. I’m sorry to say this, I dumped the entire bowlful into the trash then into the dumpster. there was no saving it and hubby said I won’t be eating anymore. he said don’t complain.... but you eat with your eyes first in my opinion and seeing a macaroni salad you think you know what it will be like&how it’ll taste then you get this and it just messes with your mind. imagine serving this with bbq anything (also soooo sweet) sorry forgive me but this is not a good option for macaroni pasta salad in our opinion.
May 19, 2018
My mother-in-law gave me this recipe over 30 years ago. It is well received at all the potlucks I take it too. I only use 1/4 cup of sugar and add celery
May 17, 2018
How exciting to find this recipe here! It was passed on to me years ago from an elderly aunt, and has become a family favorite. Here are a couple of possible tweaks... I cook the vinegar (I use white) and sugar just until the sugar is melted, then cool it before mixing in the other dressing ingredients. When I want to make it a meal in a bowl, I add finely diced ham. When I'm feeling wild and crazy, I add finely diced Spam!! Next time I make this, I will try it with cider vinegar, and cut back the sugar a bit. Hmmm, now I'm hungry!
May 16, 2018
This was tasty. I felt it was too sweet for my liking so next time I think I will omit the 1/2 sugar and let the sweetened condensed milk take care of the sweetness. Also, I would substitute celery for the bell pepper.
May 12, 2018
The only recipe I've ever used! This recipe was given to me by a sweet old lady at church 30 years ago. Yes, it's sweet, I sometimes cut back on the sugar but it's also perfect as written! Compliments abound every time I make it. Makes a large amount too!