Macaroni Salad

Plain and simple or all dressed up, macaroni salad makes a perfect light lunch. From Macaroni Salad with Ham or Peas to Fusilli Salad with Herbed Wine Dressing, these recipes show you just how to use your noodle.

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How to Make Macaroni Salad

This all-American classic is a staple at potlucks and family gatherings - especially in the summer. Learn how to make macaroni salad and you will always have a delicious and inexpensive side to bring.

Pea and Macaroni Salad

Better Homes and Gardens

This side dish salad is popular at potlucks and picnics. This recipe makes enough for a crowd; take it to the next picnic or potluck.

How to Make Macaroni Salad

Everyone should know how to make a macaroni salad simply because it's an all-American classic. Yankee Doodle, 4th of July cook-outs...the dish is practically patriotic! Oh, and it's also the perfect recipe to have on hand for any potluck or picnic.

Southwestern Chicken and Macaroni Salad

Midwest Living

With just 6 flavorful ingredients, you can serve up this pasta salad for a quick weeknight meal. Try penne, small shells, or rotinia pasta instead of elbow if that's what you have on hand.

Lentil Salad With Pasta Shells

Better Homes and Gardens

A refreshingly zippy mustard dressing perks up this low-fat meatless main-dish salad.

Chicken and Pasta Salad

Better Homes and Gardens

Yogurt, orange juice, and honey make a tasty low-fat dressing for this chilled poultry salad that's terrific for a light lunch.

Ham and Macaroni Salad

Family Circle

Forgot all about the potluck this afternoon? Try this quick five-ingredient salad recipe. Mix macaroni salad from the deli, ham, fresh sugar snap peas, cheese, and bacon. With all the additions, everyone will think you started from scratch.

Scallops and Pasta Salad

Better Homes and Gardens

Fat calories in this scallops, spinach, and pea pasta salad is minimal because the orange-white wine vinegar dressing is made without oil.

Gazpacho Crab and Pasta Salad

Diabetic Living

Vegetable juice makes a magnificent dressing base for this light and summery crab pasta salad.

Fresh Macaroni Salad

Diabetic Living

Lighten up classic pasta salad by opting for multigrain pasta, oodles of veggies and a low-calorie homemade yogurt dressing.

Ham and Pasta Salad

Better Homes and Gardens

Even family members who aren't dieting will enjoy this low-calorie pasta salad.

Easy Macaroni Salads -- Summer's Surprise Hit Recipes

A summer dinner party -- whether a backyard cookout or a rainy day potluck -- isn't complete without a macaroni salad. There, now we've gotten that out of the way. But don't think just because macaroni salad is so commonplace on summertime picnic tables that we should take them for granted.

Three-Cheese Macaroni: Dinner for $10

Long about August, when the heat is unbearable and we're poking listlessly at yet another salad, we start to dream of eating our favorite chilly-weather foods again, and you know what's at the top of the list? Macaroni and cheese. We're not talking about the boxed stuff and those little packets of powdery dry cheese.

Food Safety Myths Exposed!

Do you spend more time worrying about the safety of your food than you do enjoying the deliciousness of, say, a perfectly pink piece of pork loin, a (gasp!) unwashed chicken breast, or a macaroni salad awash in a sea of mayonnaise? Relax and dig in.

How to Make Pasta Salad

Pasta salad is a no-brainer for potlucks or other occasions when you're asked to bring a course or side dish. It's simple to make, easy to transport, and can be prepared ahead of time. And since pasta salad lends itself so easily to ingredient substitutions or additions, creating a "signature" salad is a breeze.

How to Make an Italian Salad

Sometimes, the craving for Italian flavors and spices strikes, but you're not quite hungry enough for a meal as hearty and filling as lasagna or spaghetti and meatballs. Italian fare doesn't have to involve oversize helpings of pasta oozing cheese. Knowing how to make an Italian salad is a flavorful way to indulge your yearnings without overwhelming your appetite--or sacrificing your waistline.

How to Make Oven Barbecued Chicken

Recipes for how to make oven-barbecued chicken can use just about any combination of chicken pieces imaginable. This makes oven-barbecued chicken perfect for weeks when the family budget is tight and chicken leg quarters go on sale at the market. Knowing how to barbecue chicken in the oven means no more standing over a hot grill continually basting the meat. And making your own sauce with a non-MSG soy sauce ensures a more healthful result.

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