Macaroni and Cheese Pea Salad

"Made from boxed macaroni&cheese dinner. The cheese/macaroni mixture gives this a unique twist to typical macaroni salad. I've never made it from homemade cheese & macaroni, but I imagine it would work fine. Sometimes I use leftover macaroni & cheese dinner and adjust the rest of the ingredients accordingly. This is one of our quick and easy family favorites. Enjoy!!"
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Ready In:


  • 1 (7 ounce) box macaroni & cheese dinner mix (we use Kraft brand, but store brands are fine also)
  • 14 cup butter or 1/4 cup margarine
  • 14 cup milk
  • 1 cup frozen peas (thawed)
  • 3 hard-boiled eggs (chopped)
  • 12 cup celery (chopped)
  • 13 cup onion (chopped)
  • 2 green onions (chopped)
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon salt and pepper (to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon dried dill (you can substitute with your favorite cold salad seasoning.)


  • Cook macaroni & cheese dinner per box directions; cool. (If you're using leftover macaroni, adjust the remaining ingredients accordingly).
  • Add chopped eggs, celery, onion, green onion to cooled macaroni & cheese.
  • Stir in mayonnaise and seasonings.
  • Gently stir in thawed peas and season to taste.
  • As with all salads, season to taste.

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  1. Very good! It's addictive. I was so intrigued by this that I went out to buy Kraft mac n' cheese just to try it. I followed the recipe exactly but put the peas in the boiling water with the noodles just before draining them. I used 1/2 tsp salt and 1/8 tsp pepper. I agree the white onions kinda overpower it but I like onions.The only thing it needs is a little zip. I may try adding some vinegar, sugar and mustard to the leftovers. Made for Zaar Stars tag game.
  2. This was really good. I made it for a picnic for 10 people Memorial day weekend and they all loved it. First they said ewww Kraft Dinner....but then they tried it and said Yummm. I made this the night before so it could really blend flavors. I did everything as written. I still have lots left over for my lunches only cause I had so many dishes. But this dish was enjoyed by all. Thanks for posting this recipe BakinBaby
  3. This was pretty good -- but I think I will leave out the onion or just do very minimal next time -- seemed to overpower the flavor. I also might add some shredded cheese, as I think it would add to the cheesy flavor of the dish. Thanks for sharing!
  4. I halved the recipe but used two hard-boiled eggs. I opted for butter rather than margarine as I prefer it in cooking, used low-fat milk and added some thinly sliced mushrooms. I sampled a small serve: delicious. I shall be enjoying this for take-to-work lunches over the next few days. Thank you for sharing this easy to put together and tasty recipe, BakinBaby. Made for Zaar Stars Tag.
  5. Had some left over Kraft Mac and Cheese, so this worked great! Easy to put together, and very tasty! What a great idea! I will make my macaroni salad this way from now on! Thanks BakinBaby! This is a winner!!! Made for Every Day is a Holiday Tag



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