Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr

A light, slightly sweet pasta salad bursting with vegetables

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large bowl, combine cooked macaroni, peas, carrots and celery.
  2. In a small bowl, mix mayonnaise, vinegar and sugar until smooth.
  3. Pour dressing over macaroni and mix well.
  4. Add cheese and mix again.
  5. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.
Most Helpful

This is a really good macaroni salad! I chopped the carrots instead of shredding, to add some extra crunch, otherwise made just as specified. I liked the dressing as it was different from the usual macaroni salad - almost like a cole slaw dressing - it went well with the veggie combination in this salad. Thanks for posting this yummy recipe! Made for Fall PAC 2008

loof October 15, 2008

This is my FAVORITE macaroni salad! I think it's the dressing that makes it so great for me. It's sweet and creamy and a little tart. It's so easy to make, and easy to adjust to personal tastes. I usually leave out the cheese and use cucumber instead of celery. I have a friend who adds ham. Very easy and very delicious! Thanks MamaJen!

angelreed October 14, 2008

Very good and colorful macaroni salad. It has a nice crunch with those veggies and a bit of a tanginess. I did add some chopped onion and salt to pick up the flavor a bit. Thanx for a new macaroni salad!

*Parsley* September 22, 2007