Sweet Macaroni Salad

Sweet Macaroni Salad - seriously THE BEST macaroni salad EVER!! I took this to a potluck and it was the first thing gone. Everyone asked for the recipe! Can make this ahead of time and refrigerate overnight. Elbow macaroni, red onion, green bell pepper, carrots, sweetened condensed milk, mayonnaise, cider vinegar, sugar, salt and pepper. This is our new favorite side dish!!! #sidedish #pastasalad #potluck 

Sweet Macaroni Salad - seriously THE BEST macaroni salad EVER!! I took this to a potluck and it was the first thing gone. Everyone asked for the recipe! Can make this ahead of time and refrigerate overnight. Elbow macaroni, red onion, green bell pepper, carrots, sweetened condensed milk, mayonnaise, cider vinegar, sugar, salt and pepper. This is our new favorite side dish!!! #sidedish #pastasalad #potluck

Pasta salads are a favorite in our house, and this Sweet Macaroni Salad is no exception! This has actually quickly become our go-to pasta salad. I like to make a big batch on Sunday for an easy side at lunch during the week.

Now, the ingredients sound really crazy, but they taste amazing! A can of sweetened condensed milk gives the macaroni salad the sweetness. I know it sounds super weird, but don't worry. The other ingredients really mellow out the sweetened condensed milk and there is really only a good hint of sweetness.

This recipe makes a lot of Sweet Macaroni Salad. It is perfect for potlucks and cookouts. You might be tempted to cut down on the sweetened condensed milk/mayonnaise mixture. DON'T. Once this sits in the fridge for a while the consistency is perfect. This is a great make ahead side dish. We think it tastes better the day after it is made.

Sweet Macaroni Salad - seriously THE BEST macaroni salad EVER!! I took this to a potluck and it was the first thing gone. Everyone asked for the recipe! Can make this ahead of time and refrigerate overnight. Elbow macaroni, red onion, green bell pepper, carrots, sweetened condensed milk, mayonnaise, cider vinegar, sugar, salt and pepper. This is our new favorite side dish!!! #sidedish #pastasalad #potluck


Sweet Macaroni Salad - seriously THE BEST macaroni salad EVER!! I took this to a potluck and it was the first thing gone. Everyone asked for the recipe! Can make this ahead of time and refrigerate overnight. Elbow macaroni, red onion, green bell pepper, carrots, sweetened condensed milk, mayonnaise, cider vinegar, sugar, salt and pepper. This is our new favorite side dish!!! #sidedish #pastasalad #potluck


Sweet Macaroni Salad - seriously THE BEST macaroni salad EVER!! I took this to a potluck and it was the first thing gone. Everyone asked for the recipe! Can make this ahead of time and refrigerate overnight. Elbow macaroni, red onion, green bell pepper, carrots, sweetened condensed milk, mayonnaise, cider vinegar, sugar, salt and pepper. This is our new favorite side dish!!! #sidedish #pastasalad #potluck
Sweet Macaroni Salad - seriously THE BEST macaroni salad EVER!! I took this to a potluck and it was the first thing gone. Everyone asked for the recipe! Can make this ahead of time and refrigerate overnight. Elbow macaroni, red onion, green bell pepper, carrots, sweetened condensed milk, mayonnaise, cider vinegar, sugar, salt and pepper. This is our new favorite side dish!!! #sidedish #pastasalad #potluck
Sweet Macaroni Salad - seriously THE BEST macaroni salad EVER!! I took this to a potluck and it was the first thing gone. Everyone asked for the recipe! Can make this ahead of time and refrigerate overnight. Elbow macaroni, red onion, green bell pepper, carrots, sweetened condensed milk, mayonnaise, cider vinegar, sugar, salt and pepper. This is our new favorite side dish!!! #sidedish #pastasalad #potluck
Sweet Macaroni Salad - seriously THE BEST macaroni salad EVER!! I took this to a potluck and it was the first thing gone. Everyone asked for the recipe! Can make this ahead of time and refrigerate overnight. Elbow macaroni, red onion, green bell pepper, carrots, sweetened condensed milk, mayonnaise, cider vinegar, sugar, salt and pepper. This is our new favorite side dish!!! #sidedish #pastasalad #potluck
Sweet Macaroni Salad - seriously THE BEST macaroni salad EVER!! I took this to a potluck and it was the first thing gone. Everyone asked for the recipe! Can make this ahead of time and refrigerate overnight. Elbow macaroni, red onion, green bell pepper, carrots, sweetened condensed milk, mayonnaise, cider vinegar, sugar, salt and pepper. This is our new favorite side dish!!! #sidedish #pastasalad #potluck



Yield: serves 12 to 16

Sweet Macaroni Salad

prep time: 10 MINScook time: 10 MINStotal time: 20 mins
Sweet Macaroni Salad - seriously THE BEST macaroni salad EVER!! I took this to a potluck and it was the first thing gone. Everyone asked for the recipe! Can make this ahead of time and refrigerate overnight. Elbow macaroni, red onion, green bell pepper, carrots, sweetened condensed milk, mayonnaise, cider vinegar, sugar, salt and pepper. This is our new favorite side dish!!! #sidedish #pastasalad #potluck

ingredients:


  • 1 (16-oz) box elbow macaroni
  • 4 medium carrots, grated
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 red onion, chopped
  • 2 cups mayonnaise
  • 1 (14-oz) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper

instructions:


  1. Cook macaroni according to package directions. Drain.
  2. Combine cooked macaroni, carrots, bell pepper and onion in a large bowl.
  3. Whisk together mayonnaise, sweetened condensed milk, cider vinegar, sugar, salt and pepper. Pour over macaroni mixture and stir well.
  4. Cover and refrigerate overnight.





Pin It!


post signature

4 comments

  1. Where I come from this is affectionately known as Amish Macaroni Salad! I ADORE it, but can't do the green pepper; so I substitute celery!!!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Have you ever made it and put in grated cheddar cheese or bacon? Just curious!

    ReplyDelete

Back to Top