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 

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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.


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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.


bowl of Sweet Macaroni Salad

This recipe makes a lot of pasta 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.

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Sweet Macaroni Salad

Yield: 12 people
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total 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
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper

Instructions:

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

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  1. I have been looking for a good summer Mac salad…I just found it. This salad is so very, very good! Served at a family gathering and all raved on how good this salad is! Thank you!!

  2. Hello! I’ve been reading your blog for a long time now and finally got the courage to go ahead and give you a shout out from Porter Tx! Just wanted to say keep up the great work!|

  3. I made this to go with your Whiskey Pineapple Chicken. Both were absolutely delicious! I will definitely be making the macaroni salad multiple times this summer.

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