Potluck Macaroni Salad

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by Judith N.

Traditionally a side dish, the addition of baked beans to macaroni salad turns this wonderful salad into a complete main course. This recipe makes enough to serve a crowd, so take it to your next picnic supper, you'll be glad you did. Recipe came from mealtime.org.

Top Review by All Astir and Mixed

This is wonderful! I just gave my husband a taste before we take it to a potluck tomorrow. His comment was, "You are a great cook!" Thanks to Tweeky I was able to say, "Great recipes make great cooks!" :) I am so sick of mayo salads and this makes a fantastic change! I can't wait to take it to the potluck! 5 stars from our household! :)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook macaroni according to package directions; drain well.
  2. In large bowl, combine macaroni and beans; toss to combine.
  3. Add celery, onion, bell pepper, vinaigrette, and basil; toss lightly.
  4. Let stand at least 15 minutes before serving to allow flavors to blend, or cover and refrigerate up to 4 hours.
  5. Garnish with the basil or parsley before serving.
  6. NOTE: Recipe may be reduced to 6 servings.
  7. Prepare as directed, using 4 ounces (1 cup) elbow macaroni, 1 can (16 oz.) undrained baked beans, 1 cup each of the vegetables, 1/3 cup prepared herb vinaigrette and 1/4 cup chopped herbs.

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