This Creamy Macaroni Salad Recipe Finally Settles the Mayo or Miracle Whip Debate by Ann Marie Patitucci

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2 months ago
This Creamy Macaroni Salad Recipe Finally Settles the Mayo or Miracle Whip Debate

Macaroni salad is a classic summer side dish many of us grew up eating. I have several friends and family members who are ingredient-loyal, insisting that macaroni be made with only Miracle Whip or only mayonnaise (and their preferred brand, of course).

Well, this easy macaroni salad recipe settles the debate once and for all! It calls for both! It’s the perfect side dish recipe to bring to your next picnic, potluck or cookout. You could stir in some shredded carrots to add more color and crunch.

Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes plus 4 hours to chill 
Cook Time: 10 minutes (approximately) to boil pasta
Total Time: 25 minutes plus 4 hours to chill 

Servings: 8 to 10


Here's how to make it: 

  1. Cook elbow pasta to al dente. Drain and rinse with cold water.
  2. Add the bell pepper, celery, onion, eggs, dry mustard and paprika. Season with salt and pepper. 
  3. Add the mayonnaise and Miracle Whip. Mix well. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours before serving, but preferably overnight.

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Elisa A. Schmitz 30Seconds
I don't think I've ever seen a recipe that calls for both mayo and Miracle Whip. What a great compromise! Thanks for this yummy recipe, Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead .

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