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Pea and Macaroni Salad

Pea and Macaroni Salad

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  • Makes: 12 to 16 servings
  • Prep 20 mins
  • Chill 4 hrs

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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.


  • 1 cup fresh pea pods
  • 8 ounces dried elbow macaroni
  • 1 cup frozen peas, thawed
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise or salad dressing
  • 1/2 cup dairy sour cream
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup horseradish mustard
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3/4 cup thinly sliced celery
  • 2 tablespoons chopped onion
  • Milk (optional)
  • Pea pods (optional)


  1. Remove tips and strings from pea pods. Cook macaroni according to package directions in lightly salted boiling water, adding pea pods and peas during last 1 minute of cooking. Drain and rinse. Halve pea pods diagonally; set pasta and pea pods aside.
  2. In a small bowl stir together mayonnaise, sour cream, milk, mustard, minced garlic, salt, and pepper; set aside.
  3. In a large bowl combine cooked macaroni, pea pods, peas, celery, and onion. Pour mayonnaise mixture over macaroni mixture. Stir gently to combine.
  4. Cover; chill 4 to 24 hours. Stir mixture before serving. If necessary, add additional milk (1 to 2 tablespoons) to moisten. Top with additional pea pods, if desired. Makes 12 to 16 side-dish servings.

Nutrition Facts

(Pea and Macaroni Salad)

Servings Per Recipe 12, iron (mg) 1, pro. (g) 4, calcium (mg) 30, cal. (kcal) 178, vit. A (RE) 31, Fat, total (g) 10, vit. C (mg) 6, carb. (g) 18, fiber (g) 2, sodium (mg) 169, chol. (mg) 7, sat. fat (g) 2

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