Macaroni Salad with Bacon, Peas, and Creamy Dijon Dressing

  • HollyC Posted: 07/18/09
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    Not sure what special occasion but surely for a BBQ with friends. I do appreciate the low cholestrol factor. We need more recipes with our health in mind.

  • Alana365 Posted: 09/07/09
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    This made a great Labor Day side to go with grilled burgers.

  • nadotts Posted: 07/09/10
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    I really liked this salad. I will keep it in mind for picnics and cook-outs. I thought the tangy dressing was very good, but I like mustard and lemon. I was a little concerned about the many onions, but it turned out great!

  • finnsmom64 Posted: 07/05/09
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    I made this for a 4th of July BBQ. I used mini bowties instead of elbows and I mistakenly cooked the whole box so I had to double the rest of the recipe. I followed the rest of the recipe exactly (don't do l/f mayo) and everyone loved it. Served turkey burgers, steak and black beans. Brought it the next day to the neighbors BBQ and they loved it. She is bringing what is left to her brother's today!. The only thing I might do next time is add a bit more peas.

  • rujoebanks Posted: 08/07/10
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    Wow. I think this is my favorite recipe right now. Very impressive. It's great made as is. I liked it even more using 14.5oz box of whole grain farfalle for the 16oz elbows.

  • Hollygolly1 Posted: 06/05/10
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    I wanted to give this 3.5 stars. I used only 2/4 tsp black pepper (instead of 3/4) and it was still peppery. I also added a little bit more red peppers, peas and onions. It was really good! It's a tangy, dijon, creamy macaroni salad, great for cook outs!

  • lily09 Posted: 06/16/11
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    wow

  • Melhoney1 Posted: 06/15/11
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    Simply put, this recipe is perfect. I have never made Mac salad before and this hit the spot.

  • steponme Posted: 06/01/11
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    Great macaroni salad. To keep it from being too tart, I added about a tablespoon of honey to the dressing, only added 1 tablespoon of lemon jc., didn't add shallots (enough in the salad) and just used a whisk to mix the dressing.

  • Rebecca111 Posted: 08/18/11
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    I was expecting this to be delicious but I really didn't like it at all. The flavor wasn't good- I was expecting a creamier taste but this was very bitter and the vinegar dominated the taste. Definitely won't be making this one again. Bummer!

  • EeyoreandPooh Posted: 08/09/11
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    Tasted even better with chopped pickles added in.

  • Gailzer Posted: 08/22/11
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    It was too lemon zesty and not enough dijon. Too much work and it was terrible. I had to whip up something else quick b/c I dumped this in the trash.

  • nanetteH Posted: 09/18/11
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    My husband spit out the first bite. It was way too sour. The Dijon mustard overwhelmed all the other potentially flavorful ingredients. I had even reduced the vinegar and lemon juice in fear that it would be too sour, then added more mayo but it didn't help.

  • portland Posted: 11/09/11
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    i found the dressing to be a little too tart for my taste.

  • itravel Posted: 03/01/12
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    I'm surprised how many people don't like tart. I like tart so this was very agreeable. I was also concerned about the amount of onion so I omitted all the onion except the green. It was a great way to get rid of left over bacon from Sunday breakfast.

  • ak2005 Posted: 07/11/12
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    I love this creamy Dijon dressing and would love to try it on other things. Yummy salad recipe with great texture!

  • sherrel Posted: 11/11/12
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    Love the Honey Mustard dressing. I dd it without the lemon rind ( didn't have any on hand) and really thought it would be a little much with the lemon juice in the dressing.. Nice dish with not a lot of calories. Keeper. Will use the dressing on other things!

  • JanieRG Posted: 06/11/12
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    I used 1/2 of the onions and still that was all I could taste. To salvage it, I added honey, a home-made vinaigrette and extra mayo. Not on my "keeper" list.

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