Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

A favorite of the boys I cook for once a week. It takes me back to the good ol' days where you could actually find good, homemade macaroni salad at your sandwich shop.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook pasta al' dente, according to directions. Rinse with cold water and drain very well.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, vinegar, mustard, sugar, salt and pepper.
  3. Add bell pepper, olives and cheese, tossing well with dressing to coat well.
  4. Serve chilled--best after it's had a chance to meld, at least 2-3 hours.
Most Helpful

This is a nice salad. I did not think the olives would do much to the taste but was surprised after I tasted it again with the olives added. I may make just a little more of the dressing next time as it was just enough to cover it. Made for *Zaar Cookbooks Tag 2008* game

Charlotte J September 25, 2008

I really liked this salad, I did not use the black olives and the cheddar cheese because I thought it would overpower the other ingredients. I left it sit overnight and the taste was excellent.

Debby H March 19, 2008