Sweet and Creamy Amish Macaroni Salad

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Everyone loves macaroni salad, and this Sweet and Creamy Amish Macaroni Salad uses simple ingredients that come together in a delicious version of the classic. This quick pasta recipes idea is a bit on the addictive side; you won't want to stop. This sweet and creamy Amish macaroni salad uses elbow macaroni, vegetable oil, hard boiled eggs that are cooled and chopped, finely chopped onion and diced celery. The dressing is where this salad gets it's flavor with real mayonnaise, yellow mustard, sweet and spicy pickle relish, apple cider vinegar and paprika. To make the dressing, you will want to mix all the ingredients together, except the paprika, in a medium sized mixing bowl until smooth. Then pour over the completely cooled salad ingredients and mix well. Garnish this salad with paprika for additional color and flavor. Then cover tightly and chill until ready to serve. This macaroni salad will keep in your refrigerator for five days. Macaroni salad is a great addition as a side dish with dinner or packed into mason jars for picnics.

The hard boiled eggs used in this quick pasta recipes idea gives the salad a bit of protein and texture to enjoy. Lately, there seems to be a lot of questions as to which eggs are best to buy. Whenever possible it's a good idea to try and buy eggs that come from happy chickens. That means if possible always purchase eggs that are free range or cage free. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) requires that when eggs are labeled free range that the egg producers be able to demonstrate that the egg layers have access to the outdoors. While this doesn't necessarily mean the hen has a lot of time, outdoors it is a step in the right direction. Many egg producers label their eggs as cage-free in addition to, or instead of, free-range meaning they are not raised in restrictive cages and have better quality of life. Buying cage-free eggs is a good start into giving animals a better life, and you can feel good about that when you enjoy the eggs you've bought.

The paprika in this macaroni salad recipe, adds both flavour and color to this delicious recipe idea, you can use sweet paprika or smoked paprika whichever you prefer. To make sweet paprika, peppers are smoked and then dried to produce a distinctive sweet and smoky flavour. You can sprinkle paprika on chicken, fish, pork, potatoes, and rice for vibrant color and taste. You can also sprinkle or rub paprika over chicken or fish before cooking. Paprika can be added in small amounts to soups, stews, and sauces. For a deep, smoky paprika flavour sprinkle on deviled eggs and spiced nuts. Thank you to Melissa for sharing this quick pasta recipes idea for sweet and creamy Amish macaroni salad on the Chin Deep recipe site. Some of the other recipes you will find on the site include salads ideas, main dishes, drink ideas, dressing ideas, dessert recipes and so much more. *

Nutrition Facts for: Sweet and Cream Amish Macaroni Salad from Chin Deep
Ingredients: Elbow macaroni, vegetable oil, eggs, onion, celery ribs, carrot, real mayonnaise, sugar, yellow mustard, pickle relish, apple cider vinegar, celery seed, salt, pepper, paprika.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for 8 servings.* Per Serving: Calories 561, Calories from Fat 212, Total Fat 23.6g 36%, Cholesterol 190mg 63%, Sodium 622mg 26%, Potassium 408mg 12%, Carbohydrates 73.1g 24%, Dietary Fiber 3.9g 16%, Sugars 20.8g, Protein 15.7g, Vitamin A 58%, Vitamin C 5%, Calcium 10%, Iron 21%

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