Easy Creamy Macaroni Salad

Easy Creamy Macaroni Salad


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About this recipe: This pasta salad is quick to make and tastes fantastic. Macaroni is tossed with vegetables and a mayonnaise-based dressing. Enjoy as a side dish or for lunch the next day.


Serves: 10 

  • 425g macaroni pasta
  • 250ml mayonnaise
  • 4 tablespoons distilled malt vinegar
  • 125g caster sugar
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons yellow mustard
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 sticks celery, chopped
  • 1 green pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 4 tablespoons grated carrot (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped roasted red peppers (optional)

Prep:20min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Extra time:4hr chilling  ›  Ready in:4hr30min 

  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to the boil. Add the macaroni and cook until tender, about 8 minutes. Rinse under cold water and drain.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the mayonnaise, vinegar, sugar, mustard, salt and pepper. Stir in the onion, celery, green pepper, carrot, red peppers and macaroni. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours before serving, but preferably overnight.

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