Total Time
Prep 1 hr
Cook 0 mins

This is a great recipe for macaroni/pasta salad that we have ever eaten (and I don't like pasta salad). My mother-in-law is famous for macaroni salad and switched to this recipe when I took it to her house for dinner! This is one you really must try!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook pasta until bite tender. Rinse and drain. Let cool. Add remaining ingredients to pasta. Mix dressing ingredients in a separate bowl. Add to pasta mixture.
  2. Refrigerate a couple hours before serving. My M-I-L only puts the red and green peppers in hers. I like the carrots and tomatoes added in as well.
Most Helpful

Very good, next time I will use less dressing as I like my macaroni salad a little dryer. I only made half the recipe and subsituted dreamfields pasta for regular pasta. I only had the carrots and peppers on hand so that's what I used. I will add onions and celery next time. I also didn't add the sugar as it doesn't really need it. It actually reminded me of deli macaroni salad. Thanks for posting. Reviewed for Spring PAC 2009

Shari2 March 29, 2009

I made this on New Year's Eve and it was a HUGE hit at the party. I did not add the extra sugar, it was plenty sweet and quite delicious! I'll be expected to bring this to future get togethers for sure!

Nibbles & Bits January 07, 2009