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Salads: CLASSIC MIDWESTERN MACARONI SALAD - Thanks Virginia!
Core Recipe, 1 Point
Servings | 12
Preparation Time | 15 min
Cooking Time | 10 min
Level of Difficulty | Easy

Take this old favorite on your next picnic. Or toss in a can of water-packed tuna for a satisfying take-to-work meal.

Ingredients
2 cup dry whole-wheat elbow macaroni
1 medium stalk celery, diced
1 small sweet red pepper(s), chopped
1/2 cup cooked frozen peas and carrots
3 medium scallion(s), chopped
1/2 cup Kraft Free Shredded Cheddar Cheese, or other brand
1/2 cup fat-free mayonnaise
1/4 cup fat-free sour cream
1/4 cup dill pickle(s), sliced
1/4 tsp onion powder

Instructions
1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and rinse with cold water; drain again. Combine cooked pasta, celery, pepper, peas and carrots, scallion and cheese in a large mixing bowl.
2. To make dressing, combine mayonnaise, sour cream, pickle and onion powder in a small bowl. Pour dressing over pasta mixture and toss lightly to coat. Cover and chill for at least 2 hours. Yields about 1/2 cup per serving.


cblessum on 5/4/2007