Cheddar and Macaroni Salad

Cheddar and Macaroni Salad


"This is a good make-ahead side dish for a summer dinner."


servings 243 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 243 kcal
  • 12%
  • Fat:
  • 15.2 g
  • 23%
  • Carbs:
  • 19.2g
  • 6%
  • Protein:
  • 7.9 g
  • 16%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 25 mg
  • 8%
  • Sodium:
  • 214 mg
  • 9%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Cook pasta in boiling salted water until done. Drain. Rinse macaroni under cold water, and drain again.
  2. Combine pasta with cheese, vegetables, mayonnaise, sour cream, milk, and pickle relish. Chill for at least 24 hours.
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  1. 137 Ratings


This was a GOOD recipe but I changed a few things to make it EXCELLENT. First I doubled the Basic Recipe, then I added 1 C. Monterey Jack w/Jalapenos Cheese, 1/2 C. Purple Onion, 1 Jar Sliced B...

Held back a star because I made some crucial changes that seriously change the taste of the dish. I do NOT like sweet relish (I know most cold salads like this always use it, so I change it!), ...

I loved this! I cut the cheese in small cubes (finger nail size) and used a dill pickle instead of sweet (don't like) then I sprinkled paprika over the top. Next time I will use Miracle Whip i...

This was a good recipe. The only adjustment I made was adding two hard boiled eggs. It seems the dressing was the perfect amount and didn't make it overly creamy like so many other recipes do....

I fixed this recipe for my 4th of July picnic, and everyone just loved it. I did use shredded cheddar instead of cubed cheddar, however. This recipe is definately a keeper!

Pretty good. I did use miracle whip instead of mayo, omitted the peas, and used shredded cheddar cheese. Also, I took a previous reviewer's advice and added a jar of diced pimetos for color. Not...

Loved it! I did add more mayo and sour cream b/c I like my mac salads very creamy.

A nice, quick recipe. It does need a little something, and it tends to get a little dry after being in the fridge several hours (add a little more mayo and/or milk, and that helps a lot). I've m...

This recipe was great! I made this for a camping trip the night before, and having it set overnight really brought out the flavors. I will make this anytime. Very easy!