Salads

Classic Southern Macaroni Salad

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Nothing tastes better alongside grilled hamburgers and hotdogs, fried chicken, steak, or bbq chicken sandwiches than a cool and creamy Southern macaroni salad! With elbow pasta, crisp veggies, hardboiled eggs, and a sweet-and-tangy mayonnaise-based dressing, this easy side dish recipe comes together in minutes. File it away for your next cookout or potluck -- the delicious pasta salad always wins rave reviews!

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6 ounces uncooked elbow macaroni pasta ( about 1 ½ cups uncooked, or 3 cups cooked )
1 cup mayonnaise
2 tablespoons white vinegar
2 tablespoons white sugar
1 tablespoon yellow mustard
2 teaspoons minced garlic
1 sweet onion ( diced )
2 cups chopped celery
1 red bell pepper ( diced )
3 hard boiled eggs ( sliced )
¼ cup chopped fresh parsley
1 tablespoon sweet pickle relish
  • Cook macaroni in a large pot of salted boiling water according to package instructions. Drain and rinse with cold water.
  • While the pasta cooks, chop the onion, celery, bell pepper, eggs, and...
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Nutritions

Calories
449

Sodium
339mg
14% DV

Fat
25g
38% DV

Protein
9g
18% DV

Carbs
49g
16% DV

Fiber
3g
15% DV

Just like your favorite decadent spinach and artichoke dip, this cheesy Spinach Artichoke Chicken Casserole is rich, creamy, and full of garlicky flavor! With three different types of cheese, pasta, chicken, artichoke hearts, fresh spinach, Alfredo sauce, and a buttery Parmesan breadcrumb topping, this dish is an easy dinner that tastes like a special restaurant meal. Serve the casserole with a simple green salad and a side of garlic bread for the ultimate family supper!

4 oz dry penne pasta
15 oz jar Alfredo sauce
8 oz cream cheese
2 t minced garlic
2 T red wine vinegar
1 t grated lemon zest ( plus 1 T lemon juice )
1/4 t ground black pepper
2 c cooked shredded chicken
2 cans quartered artichoke hearts ( 14 ounces each )
2 c fresh baby spinach
1/2 c shredded mozzarella cheese
1/3 c Italian seasoned panko breadcrumbs
1 ounce grated Parmesan cheese
1 T salted butter
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  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Grease a 2-quart baking dish (such as 11 x 7-inch or deep 8-inch or 9-inch square); set aside.
  • Cook the pasta in a large pot of salted boiling water, according to...
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Nutritions

Calories
807

Sodium
843mg
35% DV

Fat
44g
67% DV

Protein
53g
107% DV

Carbs
43g
14% DV

Fiber
17g
70% DV