Macaroni and Cheese Salad

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Macaroni and Cheese is an all time comfort food, when it hot, cheesy and ready for any meal. Children love it and sometime only food they will eat. So give the kids a treat and have macaroni and cheese with vegetables. They need their vegetables too.

This is an old favorite summer recipe I recently found in an old cookbook box. Macaroni and Cheese is easily made and a real keeper without the mayonnaise to worry about on an outdoor picnic. It is also very good for a week night dinner.

Macaroni and Cheese Salad
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Macaroni and Cheese Salad

Macaroni and fresh vegetables with a spicy cheese and mustard dressing. A good dish for picnics and carry-ins; will become your summertime favorite.
Prep Time30 mins
Refrigeration8 hrs
Total Time8 hrs 30 mins
Course: Salads
Cuisine: American
Keyword: , cheese, , vegetables, macaroni
Servings: 8
Calories: 74kcal
Author: Julia Ann

Equipment

  • Large kettle to cook macaroni
  • Large bowl to prepare salad

Ingredients

  • cups dry macaroni
  • 4 cups water
  • ¼ cup celery diced
  • ¼ cup carrots shredded
  • ¼ cup yellow onion, diced
  • ¼ cup green pepper diced
  • ¼ cup pickle relish sweet relish
  • 1 10½ can cheddar cheese soup
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tbsp vinegar cider or wine
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon prepared mustard Dijon mustard an option
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper
  • 1-2 tbsp black olives sliced

Instructions

  • Bring water to boil, add macaroni to boil 9 to 10 minutes.
  • Drain macaroni, put in bowl and cool in refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  • Chop vegetables.
  • Mix soup and seasonings, beat with mixer until well blended.
  • Add vegetables and the dressing into macaroni.
  • Option to decorate with sliced black olives on top before chilling 8 hours

Nutrition

Calories: 74kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 126mg | Potassium: 41mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 712IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 1mg
Macaroni and Cheese Salad
Favorite Picnic Fare: Macaroni and Cheese Salad

I am always planning a full meal with whatever dish I will be serving. With the macaroni and cheese salad, think of a casual menu such as Barbeque chicken wings, a green salad and Platte County Pie.

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Let me know if you try the Mararoni and Cheese salad.

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