Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 0 mins

This is absolutely the best macaroni salad. It has a touch of hot pepper, and a delicious dressing.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook macaroni acc to pkg directions.
  2. Drain in colander and rinse with cold water.
  3. Combine all remaining ingredients in lg bowl.
  4. Add cooked macaroni.
  5. Toss to coat well.
  6. Chill.
Most Helpful

Inez, this was so yummy. I followed the recipe exactly and thought it was very well seasoned. I liked the little bit of heat from the jalapeno and cayenne. Just right for us. This was very easy to make which you know is important to me. I made this for our family picnic. Just put it in an ice chest and off to the park. Thanks dear, you recipes are loved by us.

ratherbeswimmin' August 05, 2002

I thought this was pretty good, but I guess I like a bit more vegies. The next time I make it (and I probably will), I'll increase the amount of bell pepper, celery and even jalapenos. I'd also add some salt. Basically, though, this was good, and I like the dressing a lot as an all-purpose, relatively low-cal dressing for pasta salads.

Meredith K. April 02, 2003

Love this macaroni salad!! I'm a huge fan of macaroni salad and this one is a winner. Just the right amount of heat to make it spicy and extremely creamy with the buttermilk. Thanks!

True Texas February 22, 2008