Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

At family gatherings, it wasn't complete without my aunt's macaroni salad made with this delicious dressing. It provides a yummy alternative to the mayo or vinegar based dressings. I've also used this on potato salad and was asked to make the potato salad version for a friend's wedding reception! (Cook time is an estimate)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In saucepan, combine sugar, flour, and salt.
  2. Add remaining ingredients and mix.
  3. Over medium heat, cook until thickened, stirring constantly.
  4. Remove from heat and cool slightly.
  5. Add butter, stirring until melted and blended.
  6. Stir in Miracle Whip.
  7. Use this dressing on your favorite macaroni or potato salad.
  8. Chill salad until ready to serve.
  9. (I make my macaroni salad with shell or elbow macaroni, a small amount of onion, grated carrot, chopped celery, and sometimes, like my aunt, I add sliced green olives.).


Most Helpful

This was a nice surprise. It is very tangy when first made, but does mellow upon standing. I reduced the recipe by half and used it on a macaroni salad. I used half a box of macaroni and had more than enough dressing to coat things nicely. I used dry powdered mustard and the dressing was a pretty pale yellow. I will use this recipe again.

Susie D January 19, 2009

I made this with macaroni and used cider vinegar. I served it for dinner and it seemed a little too strong for my liking but had some the next day with lunch and it seemed to have tamed down. I think next time I'll try it with plain vinegar. Definitely refreshingly different from the traditional mayo/mustard salad.

PuglyDuckling March 25, 2004

Yummy, easy to make and a very nice change from the usual dressing. I used it over Macaroni Salad and am planning on trying it on Cole Slaw or Broccoli Slaw

Una Rose March 24, 2004

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