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Veggie Macaroni Salad

"When I bring this super salad to church dinners, there is usually nothing to take home," relates Lynn Cole of Sagle, Idaho. "Add 2 or 3 cups leftover turkey or chicken to create a filling main-dish salad," she suggests. "The dressing is so good that we use it on potato salads and even lettuce salads!"
  • Total Time
    Prep: 35 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    10 servings


  • 2 cups uncooked elbow macaroni
  • 1 large tomato, seeded and chopped
  • 1 cup frozen peas, thawed
  • 1/2 cup shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1 hard-boiled large egg, chopped
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • 3/4 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise
  • 1 cup fat-free plain yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon prepared mustard
  • 1/8 teaspoon celery seed


  • Cook macaroni according to package directions; drain and rinse in cold water. In a large bowl, combine the macaroni, tomato, peas, cheese, celery, egg and onions.
  • In a small bowl, combine the dressing ingredients. Pour over macaroni mixture and toss to coat. Refrigerate until serving.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 234 calories, 8g fat (2g saturated fat), 31mg cholesterol, 246mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 2g fiber), 8g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1-1/2 fat.

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  • homemadewithlove
    Apr 5, 2020

    I used Dijon mustard, salt and pepper because we thought it needed. I also sprinkled with parsley and omitted the peas.

  • DeliciouslyResourceful_Gina
    Apr 22, 2017

    This is really good and easy to make. I added an extra tablespoon of mustard and some salt and pepper just to suit our tastes, but it would still be very good as is.

  • theresahill
    Mar 6, 2016

    My family and I really enjoyed this recipe. Will definitely make it again!

  • Ruffshse
    Feb 12, 2014

    just got done making this ,my son and i don't like macaroni salad ,but this we like .left out the egg and added a bit of shredded carrots ,salt,pepper and a bit more mustard , turned out great . will be making it again.

  • mmohler
    Sep 22, 2013

    My husband does NOT like macaroni salads..... but he liked THIS one! ! I made a big batch for a family gathering, and there wasn't any left. Yummy!

  • Quinarius81
    Jul 10, 2013

    No comment left

  • cwbuff
    Sep 11, 2011

    I tried this salad with lemon yogurt instead of plain, as I though it would make a good taste combination with the mustard, and it turned out great! This salad is very eye- catching with its colors. Very satisfying!

  • gillettcookie
    Mar 12, 2011

    we make this for a summer -time meal... so easy and light and it doesn't heat up the house! thank you for another summer meal idea!

  • sfarmer
    Jul 6, 2010

    Best macaroni salad I've ever made. I substituted shredded carrots for the celery and 1/4 cup red onions for the sliced green onions. The dressing is light and flavorful.

  • raphsmom
    May 19, 2010

    This was very good. I added an extra 2 tsps of prepared mustard and 2 1/2 tsps of salt once ready to be chilled. Very, very good.