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Classic Midwestern Macaroni Salad

1 - 2
PersonalPoints™ per serving
Total Time
25 min
15 min
10 min
Take this old favorite on your next picnic. Or toss in a can of water-packed tuna for a satisfying take-to-work lunch.


Uncooked whole wheat elbow macaroni

2 cup(s)

Fat free mayonnaise

½ cup(s)

Fat free sour cream

¼ cup(s)

Unsweetened dill pickle(s)

¼ cup(s), diced

Onion powder

¼ tsp

Uncooked celery

1 rib(s), medium, diced

Sweet red pepper(s)

1 small, chopped

Cooked frozen peas and carrots

½ cup(s)

Shredded fat-free Cheddar cheese

½ cup(s)

Uncooked scallion(s)

3 medium, chopped


  1. Cook macaroni according to package directions without added fat. Drain and rinse with cold water; drain again.
  2. Meanwhile, to make dressing, in a small bowl, combine mayonnaise, sour cream, pickles and onion powder; mix well.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine macaroni, celery, pepper, peas and carrots, cheese and scallions. Pour dressing over macaroni salad; toss lightly to coat. Cover and chill for at least 2 hours. Season to taste with salt and pepper, if desired.
  4. Serving size: about 1/2 cup