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Creamy Macaroni Salad

Creamy Macaroni Salad

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Mandy Franke

I have looked all over for a great macaroni salad; this one tops the cake! It's easy and is a huge hit at every function I take it to. The sauce for this is a great creamy sauce. I like my salads to have a lot of creamy dressing, so I always make an extra half batch of the wet mix and add it as necessary to get the salad more wet because the pasta soaks up the sauce.

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  • Calories:
  • 341 kcal
  • 17%
  • Fat:
  • 25.3 g
  • 39%
  • Carbs:
  • 24g
  • 8%
  • Protein:
  • 5.1 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 18 mg
  • 6%
  • Sodium:
  • 377 mg
  • 15%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Mix salt, dry mustard, garlic powder, paprika, onion powder, white pepper, and black pepper in a small bowl.
  2. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook elbow macaroni in the boiling water, stirring occasionally until cooked through but firm to the bite, 8 minutes. Drain and rinse macaroni under cold water until cooled.
  3. Whisk mayonnaise, sour cream, and evaporated milk in a large salad bowl until dressing is smooth and creamy; stir in seasoning mix until well blended. Mix macaroni, onion, green, red, and yellow bell pepper, celery, and carrots into the dressing until thoroughly coated.
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Reviews

SunnyDaysNora
9
6/5/2012

Good with modifications. Added additional cup of mayo, 1 Tbsp worcestershire sauce, and 1 Tbsp white sugar

JLT1
4
7/23/2012

Very good creamy recipe. Will be making this often. Thanks for sharing.

Midna??
2
6/29/2014

Good salad, just doubled the spices for more flavor. Easy and colorful for the kids ??