Macaroni and Cheese Salad

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

Macaroni and fresh vegetables with a spicy cheese and mustard dressing. A good dish for picnics and carry-ins; will become your summertime favorite.

  • 1½ 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)
  1. Bring water to boil, add macaroni to boil 9 to 10 minutes.

  2. Drain macaroni, put in bowl and cool in refrigerator for 30 minutes.

  3. Chop vegetables.

  4. Mix soup and seasonings, beat with mixer until well blended.

  5. Add vegetables and the dressing into macaroni.

  6. Option to decorate with sliced black olives on top before chilling 8 hours


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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