Mom's Best Macaroni Salad

Mom's Best Macaroni Salad

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Renee Chase 1

"This is, by far, the best macaroni salad I've ever put into my mouth. It has a perfect blend of sweetness and tartness, and it is so pretty with all of the multi-colored veggies. Be ready for this to disappear before you put it on the table! I have six children, and it is all I can do to keep them from nibbling on it while I'm mixing it up!"

Ingredients 30 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 424 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 424 kcal
  • 21%
  • Fat:
  • 24.7 g
  • 38%
  • Carbs:
  • 45g
  • 15%
  • Protein:
  • 6.6 g
  • 13%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 19 mg
  • 6%
  • Sodium:
  • 230 mg
  • 9%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add macaroni, and cook until tender, about 8 minutes. Rinse under cold water, and drain.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together the carrots, red onion, green pepper, red pepper and celery. Mix in the mayonnaise, condensed milk, sugar, vinegar, salt and pepper. Add the macaroni, toss gently, cover and refrigerate for at least 8 hours. I usually make this a day ahead of time, and stir it occasionally to blend the flavors. The macaroni will absorb some of the liquid.
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Marie
6/20/2008

Great recipe, with a few modifications: omit the 1/2 cup of sugar, as the condensed milk makees it plenty sweet enough. Add 1 tsp dry mustard, and 1 TBS paprika. I also added 3 chopped hard-boiled eggs once, and it tasted great!

Shannon
10/12/2005

I made this macaroni salad for my daughter's figure skating competition. It was served to the coaches and judges. I have already gotten two requests for the recipe and I haven't even gotten my bowl back! One parent liked it so much, she took the rest home. I cannot stress how great this macaroni salad comes out. It is pefect for those occasions where you are requested to bring something, and you just don't know what to bring. TRY IT!

Lauryn's Nana
10/1/2005

THE SWEET CREAMY TASTE was such a nice surprise when guests had their first mouthful of this salad! I did the lazy version---used a bag of frozen vegetables that included broccoli, red sweet peppers, sugar pod peas, etc. Then, I diced up some red onion and added shredded carrots. So simple ---but so good! I can't wait to bring it to another "shared dish" event so I can graciously accept all the compliments!