One of my favorite things to do in the kitchen is whip up things that I have never cooked from scratch before. Whenever I want Macaroni Salad, I usually hit up Walmart or Publix and buy the biggest one they got. However, a few days ago, I was preparing for a dinner on the grounds at our church and I thought to myself, how hard could macaroni salad honestly be? So, I did some digging on a few recipe sites and decided to take a few suggestions from one and add them to another and before I knew it, I had a recipe of my own.
Before we dive into the recipe, allow me to explain a couple of things. While I would absolutely love it if you could make this exact recipe and tell me what you think, you can substitute any of the ingredients and make it completely your own, if you do; please let me know!! I would love to try cooking this your way as well! The other thing I wanted to touch base on, I am not a typical recipe guru, I do not cook using measurements. I start out only using a little bit of something and gradually add more until I am satisfied with the taste. I may live in Florida, but I’m not on the beachy side of Florida, I live in the country, so I have that good home country cooking going in my kitchen every day. So, with all that business done, let’s get to cooking.
- Macaroni Pasta
- Celery, finely chopped
- Carrot, finely chopped
- Green bell pepper, minced
- Onion, minced
- Sour cream
- Roasted red bell peppers
Get your pasta boiling and begin making that deliciousness for the other ingredients.
Simply chop, mince and sprinkle away on your veggies and add to a much larger bowl than you need. I thought I had the right size bowl…I was wrong, oh so wrong. I needed the biggest bowl I have, to properly mix this yummy in my tummy goodness.
Add in your mayonnaise, sour cream, salt and pepper.
Once you have finished cooking your pasta to a perfect al dente, run the pasta through cold water to stop the cooking process. It also helps with not overheating the other ingredients. Nobody in my house likes slightly softened celery or carrots…haha.
Mix all those delicious ingredients together in a bowl about the size of Texas. Once thoroughly mixed, put in your serving dish, cover, and place in the refrigerator at three hours. I made this the day before and it was so amazing. Allowing the dish to set for a long time really allows all those amazing flavors time to blend and really taste amazing.
I hope you enjoyed today’s post. If you do make this recipe or maybe you have a similar recipe you would like to share, please comment it below! I am always on the hunt for amazing recipes to feed my family. I know this recipe was a hit at the church, everyone loved it! This dish is amazing for potlucks and dinner on the grounds, because if you’re like me, you make far more than you should and have leftovers for decades. Haha
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