Monday, June 20, 2011

My Macaroni Salad

If you’re looking for something to bring to your next summer picnic/potluck.  You really might want to try my recipe for a totally addictive macaroni salad if you do make it and you don’t share it, you may end up eating a lot of it yourself…at least that’s my problem.  After years of making it and getting requests to share my amazing combination of ingredients in the dressing (which is the secret sauce so to speak) I’ve finally written it down for all to enjoy.  If you make it and love it, let me know!  I’d love to have your feedback!IMG_8150

Heather’s Perfect Macaroni Salad

1 16 oz. package Ditalini


1 cup Mayonnaise

1 cup Miracle Whip

1/2 cup parmesan cheese grated

Salt (to taste)

White pepper

1/2 Tablespoon prepared mustard

1 teaspoon lemon juice

4 Tablespoons sugar

1 Tablespoon sweet relish

Optional Mix-ins:

Cubed Cheese

Chopped Celery

Chopped Carrots

Halved grapes


canned chicken (or tuna if you like this taste)

Chopped red bell pepper

Frozen peas (thawed at room temperature)


Cook pasta according to package directions. In a medium bowl combine the dressing ingredients together.  Next add desired mix-ins.  Chill at least 4 hours or overnight.  Best if made ahead so flavors can “marry”.  Enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. hmmm... I've been looking for a good macaroni salad. I'll have to give it a try.