MACARONI SALAD

Macaroni Salad

Macaroni Salad is a simple, tasty salad that is a great addition to any picnic, potluck, party, holiday dinner, or just an ordinary evening dinner.

Macaroni Salad makes a great side dish with any meat, such as a nice juicy steak, or pork chop, a burger or hot dog, or even a simple sandwich.

Gather the Ingredients

Gather the ingredients

The first step is to gather all the ingredients.

Cook the Macaroni

Then, bring 8 cups of water to boil in a saucepan. Add 3 cups of elbow macaroni or salad macaroni. Cook approximately 10 minutes until tender. Drain and rinse with cold water. Then put the macaroni in a mixing bowl. Put cold water over it to cool the macaroni and then drain it really well. You may even need to pat it dry with a paper towel.

macaroni in boiling water
Drain the macaroni

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Chop Vegetables

Macaroni salad is something that can be made according to your taste. I usually use tomatoes, cucumbers, and green peppers. Just chop or slice each vegetable and add it to the macaroni. I put chopped dill pickles to add more flavor. I have also put chunks of cheese, sliced olives, or thawed frozen peas. You could add green onions if your family likes onions. Another thing you could add is chunks of ham.

Chop dill pickles with a chopper

Stir in Miracle Whip or Mayonaise

Do you prefer Miracle Whip or Mayonaise? Half of my family likes Mayonnaise and the other half prefer Miracle whip. When I make Macaroni Salad I use Miracle Whip. Stir in the sauce of your choice. Add a little mustard if you want.. I have even added a little ranch dressing.

Season with Salt and Pepper.

Add Miracle Whip or Mayonnaise

Mix it all together

Mix the macaroni, vegetables, Miracle Whip, mustard, and salt and pepper together.

Put all the ingredients together for the macaroni salad

Enjoy this salad as a snack or as a side dish. It is great for potluck’s or picnics. It is great for Easter. We have even had this salad for Christmas dinner with ham and rolls.

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Macaroni Salad
Macaroni Salad is a great side dish for almost any meal or can be eaten as a snack between meals.
Macaroni Salad
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Macaroni Salad
Instructions
  1. Bring 8-10 cups of water to a boil in a saucepan. Add 3 cups of elbow macaroni or salad macaroni. Cook approximately 10 minutes until tender. Drain and rinse with cold water. Then put the macaroni in a mixing bowl. Cover with cold water until macaroni is cold. Drain it well. Chop or slice each vegetable and add it to the macaroni. Stir in Miracle Whip Salad dressing. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Note: Add other vegetables, olives, ham, or cheese.

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