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Best Ever Macaroni Salad

2017 May 18
by Emily Hill

Who knew macaroni salad could be incredibly easy AND incredibly delicious? This macaroni salad is just that with the perfect blend of veggies and creamy dressing.

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Best Ever Macaroni Salad -- Who knew macaroni salad could be incredibly easy AND incredibly delicious? This macaroni salad is just that with the perfect blend of veggies and creamy dressing. | isthisreallymylife.com

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When I say this macaroni salad is the best ever macaroni salad, I’m not exaggerating. Of course, I guess that depends on your definition of “the best.” For me, the best is when a recipe is easy, requires “normal” ingredients, comes together quickly and is a total hit…especially with your dad.

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Best Ever Macaroni Salad -- Who knew macaroni salad could be incredibly easy AND incredibly delicious? This macaroni salad is just that with the perfect blend of veggies and creamy dressing. | isthisreallymylife.com

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This creamy macaroni salad is all of the above. Although the recipe has 10 ingredients on the list, half of those are for the dressing.

That so doesn’t count.

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Best Ever Macaroni Salad -- Who knew macaroni salad could be incredibly easy AND incredibly delicious? This macaroni salad is just that with the perfect blend of veggies and creamy dressing. | isthisreallymylife.com

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You won’t find anything fancy in this creamy macaroni salad although one of the dressing ingredients might surprise you. But then again, surprises often lead to super tasty dishes, which makes this the perfect dish for family picnics and backyard get-togethers.

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Best Ever Macaroni Salad -- Who knew macaroni salad could be incredibly easy AND incredibly delicious? This macaroni salad is just that with the perfect blend of veggies and creamy dressing. | isthisreallymylife.com

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I made this creamy macaroni salad for our Mother’s Day dinner at my mom’s and it was very well received (i.e., we all had seconds). I left my dad some leftovers and they were gone by the next day. I consider that a winning recipe!

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Best Ever Macaroni Salad -- Who knew macaroni salad could be incredibly easy AND incredibly delicious? This macaroni salad is just that with the perfect blend of veggies and creamy dressing. | isthisreallymylife.com

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Printable recipe for the best ever macaroni salad below. Enjoy!
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Best Ever Macaroni Salad
 
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Who knew macaroni salad could be incredibly easy AND incredibly delicious? This macaroni salad has the perfect blend of veggies and creamy dressing.
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Recipe type: Side Dish
Cuisine: Salad
Ingredients
  • 1 (16-oz) box macaroni pasta
  • 1 small yellow onion, diced
  • ½ green bell pepper, seeded and diced
  • ½ red bell pepper, seeded and diced
  • 1 cup diced celery
  • 2 cups mayonnaise
  • 1 (14-oz) can sweetened condensed milk
  • ½ cup sugar or Splenda
  • ½ cup white vinegar
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Cook pasta according to package directions for al dente pasta. Drain and rinse with cold water; set aside.
  2. In a large bowl whisk together mayonnaise, sweetened condensed milk, sugar and vinegar. Add pasta and toss to coat. Add onion, peppers and celery and mix thoroughly. Dressing will look thin but will thicken as it is refrigerated.
  3. Refrigerate at least 4 hours before serving. (Refrigerating overnight is best!)

 
Best Ever Macaroni Salad -- Who knew macaroni salad could be incredibly easy AND incredibly delicious? This macaroni salad is just that with the perfect blend of veggies and creamy dressing. | isthisreallymylife.com

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Here are a few more salads perfect for summer picnicking!

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Creamy Bacon Broccoli Salad -- This creamy bacon broccoli salad is one of the best broccoli salads I've tasted. It features bacon, grapes, sunflower seeds and a creamy low-fat dressing. | isthisreallymylife.com


Creamy bacon broccoli salad

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Corn salad with tomato, basil and feta -- the perfect way to highlight farm fresh corn in the summer!


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The Best Asian Ramen Chicken Salad Ever -- power up the taste and nutrients of Asian ramen salad with 6 superfoods, rotisserie chicken and a to-die-for dressing!


Asian ramen chicken salad

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Pepperoni Pizza Pasta Salad


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Homestyle macaroni salad


Homestyle macaroni salad

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If you’re looking for more yummy recipes, you should browse my “best of” Pinterest board.

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5 Responses Post a comment
  1. Tiffany permalink
    June 13, 2017

    How many does this recipe serve?

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    Emily Hill Reply:

    Great question! So sorry I forgot to include that in the recipe. It serves about 10 to 12. I made it for a get-together where we had about 6 adults and 2 kids and had leftovers. :)
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