Cheddar-Macaroni Salad

READY IN: 15mins
Recipe by iewe7726

This is from Better Homes and Gardens. I love macaroni salad, but cheese makes everything better! :) Prep/cook time does not include chilling time. Can easily be doubled for larger get togethers.

Top Review by Valerie C.

I've been looking for a recipe that tasted like the sour cream and cheddar macaroni salad that we sold at a deli are used to work at. I think I found it! I did make a couple changes – I used plenty of dill relish instead of sweet, and I used both green onions and white onions. I also threw in some onion powder and black pepper. I over salted it a bit so I threw in a teaspoon of sugar to offset that, and it came out delish! Who knew? ??Thanks for sharing! ??

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook macaroni according to package directions. Drain macaroni and rinse with.
  2. cold water. Drain again.
  3. In a mixing bowl, combine cooked macaroni, cheese, celery, green bell pepper, peas, and onion. Stir gently to combine.
  4. For dressing: Mix mayonnaise or salad dressing, sour cream, milk, pickle.
  5. relish, and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Toss dressing with macaroni mixture.
  6. Cover and chill for 4 to 24 hours. If necessary, stir in a small amount of additional milk.

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