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3 Cheese Macaroni Salad

Written by Emily Buys

3 Cheese Macaroni Salad

3 Cheese Macaroni Salad


I wanted a new Macaroni Salad Recipe to go along with the Bacon Coated Barbecue Chicken Kebabs, that I made today. My husband is not a big fan of potato salad or macaroni salad, but he actually said to me at dinner that this is the best macaroni salad he has ever had! I don’t know if I would go that far, but it was pretty tasty. He liked it so much because it didn’t have a bunch of stuff in it, as he put it. I didn’t add pickles or red onion because I didn’t have any, but I will go ahead and write them into the recipe. This recipe was adapted and altered from one I found on Food.com.

Macaroni Salad Recipe
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Serves: 8-10
 
Ingredients
  • 1 (16 ounce) package macaroni salad noodles
  • 1 cup red onion, diced
  • 1 cup onion, diced (yellow or white)
  • ½ cup medium cheddar, diced
  • ½ cup mozzarella cheese, diced (I used cheese sticks, since it's what I had on hand)
  • ¾ cup parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 cup dill pickles, diced (optional)
  • 1 cup salami, diced (optional)
  • 1 cup olive, black, sliced
  • 1 -2 Tbs garlic salt
  • ½ tsp white pepper
  • 1 -2 tsp black pepper, fresh ground
  • ½ tsp chili pepper
  • ½ tsp dry mustard
  • ½ teaspoon celery salt
  • 1 -1½ cup mayonnaise
Instructions
  1. Cook pasta until al dente, approximately 7-9 minutes.
  2. Rinse macaroni until cool, and drain well. Let it dry out slightly.
  3. Place pasta in a large bowl and carefully fold in onion, cheddar, mozarrella, Parmesan, dill pickles, salami, and black olives.
  4. Mix the garlic salt, white pepper, black pepper, chili pepper, dry mustard and celery salt together. Add to the salad.
  5. Add 1 cup of mayonnaise, and fold into the salad. Only use the additional ½ cup if you think it needs it.
  6. Refrigerate for 30 minutes to 1 hour before serving. I didn't refrigerate and it still tasted good, but refrigerating will all the flavors to permeate.
 

3 Cheese Macaroni Salad

3 Cheese Macaroni Salad

 

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