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    Pioneer Woman's Best Macaroni Salad Ever

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    25 mins

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    linguinelisa's Note:

    From the Pioneer Woman. Feel free to add more or less sugar, salt and pepper to the dressing. Also add more of olives, onions, pickles or peppers, however much you like. You can also use canned pimentos in place of the red peppers.

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    1. 1
      Cook macaroni in lightly salted water till done. Drain in a colander and rinse with cold water. Set aside.
    2. 2
      Mix mayonnaise, vinegar, sugar, salt, pepper, milk and pickle juice in medium sized bowl.
    3. 3
      In large bowl place cooked macaroni. Add about 3/4's of the mayonnaise mixture to the macaroni. Next add the peppers, pickles, olives and onions. If needed, add the remaining dressing. Add a splash of pickle juice to the salad. The salad dressing will thicken up after refrigeration.
    4. 4
      Refrigerate for at least two hours before serving.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on April 25, 2013


      Aussie Swap #75: This is a flavorful and delicious twist on the standard macaroni salad - I love the sweetness from the pickle juice!

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    • on February 05, 2013


      We enjoyed this easy to make macaroni salad. The mayonnaise, vinegar, pickle juice and sugar made a tasty dressing. I made this as written except that I didn't chop my olives, but left them sliced, and I used red onion instead of the green. After letting the salad chill and thicken for 2 hours, we decided that we like our macaroni salad with more mayonnaise, so I added a couple of extra spoonfuls and it was perfect. Next time, I think I might add some diced celery for a little added crunch. Thank you for sharing this yummy recipe.
      **Made for 2012 Football Pool**

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    • on October 15, 2012


      I made half of this recipe because there's only 2 of us. Since we don't care for roasted peppers I used regular red bell pepper. The pickles I used were called Wickles and they are spicy and sweet. They worked really well in this salad, just enough of a bite to let you know there's something just a little different in there. The dressing was perfect just as written. I plan on making this often. Thanks for sharing. Made for Football Pool 2012.

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    Nutritional Facts for Pioneer Woman's Best Macaroni Salad Ever

    Serving Size: 1 (67 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 12

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 183.5
    Calories from Fat 41
    Total Fat 4.6 g
    Saturated Fat 0.7 g
    Cholesterol 3.2 mg
    Sodium 216.5 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 30.4 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.4 g
    Sugars 2.8 g
    Protein 4.9 g

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    roasted red peppers

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