Healthier Classic Macaroni Salad

Healthier Classic Macaroni Salad

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"Making this salad with less sugar and whole wheat noodles makes it a healthy treat for the entire family."

Ingredients 4 h 30 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 281 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 281 kcal
  • 14%
  • Fat:
  • 18 g
  • 28%
  • Carbs:
  • 28.1g
  • 9%
  • Protein:
  • 4.2 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 8 mg
  • 3%
  • Sodium:
  • 530 mg
  • 21%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook elbow macaroni in boiling water, stirring occasionally until cooked through but firm to the bite, about 8 minutes. Rinse under cold water and drain.
  2. Mix mayonnaise, vinegar, sugar, mustard, salt, and pepper together in a large bowl. Stir in onion, celery, green bell pepper, red bell pepper, carrot, pimentos, and macaroni. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight, before serving.
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BramptonMommyof2
6/16/2012

Not a bad maccaroni salad. I used low fat mayo as I thought 18 grams of fat per serving was way too much for a "healthier"macaroni salad. I also added paprika. Brought this to a bbq.Not a great hit. Most people did not like the whole wheat maccaroni. Next time will use white.

Trish Wirth
8/6/2014

So I adapted a little. I used best foods real mayo, used 3/4 tablespoon of yellow mustard 1/2 tablespoon gulden a spicy brown mustard and 1 tablespoon Bertman ball park mustard, and only used 3/4 of one red and one green (organic) peppers, and lastly used 3/4 of a good sized white onion. Oh my! Yummmm!

daf
7/27/2014

Made with white shells, skipped the carrots and red pepper for a "white and green look" only. Substituted half or more greek yogurt for the mayonnaise and added 2 Tbl. dried tarragon. Tasty for our hungry work crew in hot weather ... complimented pulled pork sandwiches.