Carolina Macaroni Salad

"This recipe comes from This salad is so easy and can be increased as needed to serve many. This is great for potlucks or when cooking for a crowd. The original recipe calls for sandwich spread; however, that is very expensive and I use the alternative of Miracle Whip Salad Dressing and chopped sweet pickles."
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  • Boil the macaroni, drain thoroughly.
  • To the macaroni add the butter, milk and cheese packet mixing well.
  • Add the Miracle Whip, eggs, pepper, onion, sweet pickles and black pepper; mix lightly.
  • Sprinkle with paprika, cover and chill several hours or overnight.

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  1. Bayhill
    Delicious! Using packaged mac and cheese makes this yummy macaroni salad quick and easy to make. The bell pepper, onion, and sweet pickle really add to the flavor of this salad. We like our macaroni salad a little on the sweeter side, so I added some sweet pickle juice along with the sweet pickle. This salad will be a regular at my house. **Made for Culinary Quest - Suitcase Gourmets**
  2. Jellyqueen
    I requested recipes that were quick and easy for a supper at church. Paula recommended this and it will be a regular around this house from now on. Did not have the first bite left over and people were requesting the recipe as we sat around the table. Thanks for the great recipe!
  3. Kittencalrecipezazz
    Loads of cheesy goodness in this! This is a very rich-tasting mac salad, I used green onions in place of the yellow, I have massive amounts from my summer's garden, I also added in some diced celery, we enjoyed this Paula, thanks for sharing!...Kitten:)
  4. Sharon123
    Easy and quick! I left out the green pepper too(It was bad) and added green onion for the green color. Thank you Paula!
  5. The Family Maker
    I love this salad! I did tweek it a little. The family is not a huge fan of sweet pickles, so I used two green onions. I also omitted the green pepper. YUM! Thanks for posting.


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