Recipe Sifter

X
  • Start Here
    • Course
    • Main Ingredient
    • Cuisine
    • Preparation
    • Occasion
    • Diet
    • Nutrition
1

Select () or exclude () categories to narrow your recipe search.

2

As you select categories, the number of matching recipes will update.

Make some selections to begin narrowing your results.
  • Calories
  • Amount per serving
    1. Total Fat
    2. Saturated Fat
    3. Polyunsat. Fat
    4. Monounsat. Fat
    5. Trans Fat
  • Cholesterol
  • Sodium
  • Potassium
  • Total Carbohydrates
    1. Dietary Fiber
    2. Sugars
  • Protein
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin B6
  • Vitamin B12
  • Vitamin C
  • Calcium
  • Iron
  • Vitamin E
  • Magnesium
  • Alcohol
  • Caffeine
  • Find exactly what you're looking for with the web's most powerful recipe filtering tool.

    You are in: Home / Recipes / BBQ Macaroni Salad Recipe
    Lost? Site Map

    BBQ Macaroni Salad

    BBQ Macaroni Salad. Photo by Sharon123

    1/3 Photos of BBQ Macaroni Salad

    more photos

    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    2 hrs 20 mins

    20 mins

    2 hrs

    Galley Wench's Note:

    Another Cook's Illustrated tested recipe, however I've added my own personal touch. They recommend the sweet, smoky flavor of Texas Best or Bull's-Eye barbecue sauce, but feel free to substitute your favorite. As the salad sits, it can become dry; just before serving, stir in a few tablespoons of warm water to bring back its creamy texture. Time indicated includes recommended cooling time.

    • Save to Recipe Box

    • Add to Shopping List

    • Print

    • Email

    My Private Note

    Ingredients:

    Servings:

    Units: US | Metric

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Bring 4 quarts water to boil in large pot. Add 1 tablespoon salt and macaroni and cook until nearly tender, about 5 minutes.
    2. 2
      Drain in colander and rinse with cold water until cool, then drain once more, briefly, so that pasta is still moist; transfer to large bowl.
    3. 3
      Stir in bell peppers, celery, scallions, vinegar, hot sauce, chili powder, garlic powder, and cayenne pepper, and let sit until flavors are absorbed, about 2 minutes.
    4. 4
      Stir in mayonnaise and barbecue sauce and let sit until salad is no longer watery, about 5 minutes.
    5. 5
      Stir in cheddar cheese.
    6. 6
      Season with salt and pepper and serve. (The salad can be covered and refrigerated for up to 2 days. Check seasonings before serving.).

    Browse Our Top Elbow Macaroni Recipes

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on November 14, 2009

      55

      Great "stand by" recipe. This is a fantastic salad as is but even better to add whatever you have on hand to make it just a little different. I have grilled the peppers and substituted scallion with grilled vidallia onion. I've added pineapple tidbits or mandarin orange segments and leftover grilled chicken, sometimes chopped crispy bacon, nuts and even raisins add a new twist. This is a keeper!

      people found this review Helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No
    • on August 24, 2009

      55

      This isn't your Mama's pasta salad!! What a unique twist to a classic! I halved the recipe, and added maybe 6 pimento stuffed olives that were minced. I served this alongside beef hot dogs and it was devored! I am grilling chicken tonight and cannot wait to add some leftovers to it for a more "main dish" salad. I garnished it with chopped cilantro for color. This will be my pasta salad to bring to BBQ's from now on.

      people found this review Helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No
    • on August 21, 2009

      45

      This recipe is delicious! A new twist on plain old macaroni salad. DH wouldn't stop raving about it! I got the recipe in Cook's Country Cookbook & had to try it. I was gonna post it, but it was already here. Made as directed except added a little more vinegar than called for & cut mayo back to about 3/4 c. This makes a huge portion, even tho the 2 of us devoured it in 4 days! Will be making this again for sure!

      people found this review Helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No

    Read All Reviews (8)

    Advertisement

    Nutritional Facts for BBQ Macaroni Salad

    Serving Size: 1 (107 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 10

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 279.9
     
    Calories from Fat 80
    28%
    Total Fat 8.8 g
    13%
    Saturated Fat 1.3 g
    6%
    Cholesterol 6.1 mg
    2%
    Sodium 292.0 mg
    12%
    Total Carbohydrate 43.3 g
    14%
    Dietary Fiber 2.3 g
    9%
    Sugars 3.8 g
    15%
    Protein 6.7 g
    13%

    Ideas from Food.com

    Advertisement


    Over 475,000 Recipes

    Food.com Network of Sites