Sweet Macaroni Salad Recipe

4.5 45 56
Sweet Macaroni Salad Recipe
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Sweet Macaroni Salad Recipe

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4.5 45 56
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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
MAKES:
16 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES:
16 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 20 min. + chilling

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 cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

Directions

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.
Originally published as Sweet Macaroni Salad in Taste of Home June/July 2004, p37

Nutritional Facts

2/3 cup: 400 calories, 23g fat (5g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 332mg sodium, 43g carbohydrate (22g sugars, 2g fiber), 6g protein.

  • 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
  1. Cook macaroni according to package directions. Drain and rinse in cold water; drain well.
  2. 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.
Originally published as Sweet Macaroni Salad in Taste of Home June/July 2004, p37

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KittysKooking User ID: 4304025 272862
Reviewed Sep. 10, 2017

"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."

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TKCloughfam User ID: 3077254 272801
Reviewed Sep. 8, 2017

"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"

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Rita User ID: 9243481 272638
Reviewed Sep. 4, 2017

"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!"

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HomeCookinGal User ID: 7345982 269314
Reviewed Jul. 11, 2017

"Celery instead of green pepper."

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gunslinger User ID: 544392 269307
Reviewed Jul. 11, 2017

"I am not usually a big fan of macaroni salad but this is an exception. The dressing on this is delicious. Everyone I know who has tasted it say it is the best macaroni salad they have ever eaten!"

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John User ID: 1144025 268609
Reviewed Jun. 27, 2017

"This is moist and creamy at the same time. The sweet relish flavor is awsome. I rate this the best I have ever made."

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angela32 User ID: 3084463 267440
Reviewed May. 29, 2017

"Excellent. I made a few substitutions for what my family prefers, but nothing drastic. It is fantastic!"

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_nlfPA User ID: 1879224 229193
Reviewed Jul. 8, 2015 Edited Mar. 12, 2016

"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."

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lmilano User ID: 8060930 137518
Reviewed Oct. 28, 2014

"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."

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KristineChayes User ID: 1441542 95071
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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