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Old 07-29-2016, 03:10 PM   #1
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Thumbs up Cindi's Chicken Macaroni Salad

"This is a really good macaroni salad made with either cooked chicken, turkey, (or) smoked turkey, red bell peppers, celery, onions, peas, colby cheese, salad dressing, and Kraft's Creamy Cucumber Ranch Salad Dressing. Note: DO NOT SUBSTITUTE mayonnaise for the salad dressing in this recipe. The salad dressing gives this salad a bit of a kick, as my daughter would say. This salad is a favorite of my mother-in-law's, and I consider that to be a compliment!"


Cindi's Chicken Macaroni Salad

2-3 cups cut-up cooked chicken, or cooked turkey, or smoked turkey
2 cups macaroni, cooked
3/4 cups chopped red bell pepper
2/3 cup thinly sliced celery
2-3 tablespoons finely chopped onions
8 ounces frozen peas, thawed
8 ounces colby cheese, cubed
1 cup salad dressing
1-1/2 cups Kraft Creamy Cucumber Ranch Salad Dressing
salt and black pepper, season according to taste


In a very large bowl, add all the ingredients.

Chill several hours before serving.

Yields: 10-12 servings (Or 4-1/2 lbs. of salad)

Note: When preparing this salad, I added 3 cups of chicken or turkey, since I like more meat in mine. You can also substitute a mild cheddar cheese for the colby. I think Kraft's Creamy Cucumber Ranch Salad Dressing, makes this macaroni salad taste best, but you can use a regular ranch salad dressing.

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Old 07-29-2016, 05:14 PM   #2
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This sounds good, Domestic Goddess. Thank you for sharing!
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Old 07-29-2016, 05:18 PM   #3
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It does sound nice. I'll have to look for the dressing.
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Are you referring to Miracle Whip??
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Are you referring to Miracle Whip??

Good question, Kay.
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Are you referring to Miracle Whip??
I suppose you could use Miracle Whip, but I prefer Burmann's Salad Dressing, which I purchase at Aldi's. My husband and I don't like the taste of Miracle Whip.
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I suppose you could use Miracle Whip, but I prefer Burmann's Salad Dressing, which I purchase at Aldi's. My husband and I don't like the taste of Miracle Whip.
Never heard of Burmann's Salad Dressing and I can't stand Miracle Whip so for me, my recipe will not be exactly like yours.
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Never heard of Burmann's Salad Dressing and I can't stand Miracle Whip so for me, my recipe will not be exactly like yours.
Kayelle, Just use whatever brand you have on hand.
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Never heard of Burmann's Salad Dressing and I can't stand Miracle Whip so for me, my recipe will not be exactly like yours.
Yet for me, Miracle Whip is the Boss. Every summer of my early life I feasted on Mom's tuna macaroni salad made with Miracle Whip, and anytime Mom was forced to buy a cheaper brand (or, God forbid, mayonnaise) due to finances, it just didn't work. I still make it once or twice each summer, and always with the good stuff.
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Old 07-30-2016, 07:18 PM   #10
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"This is a really good macaroni salad made with either cooked chicken, turkey, (or) smoked turkey, red bell peppers, celery, onions, peas, colby cheese, salad dressing, and Kraft's Creamy Cucumber Ranch Salad Dressing. Note: DO NOT SUBSTITUTE mayonnaise for the salad dressing in this recipe. The salad dressing gives this salad a bit of a kick, as my daughter would say. This salad is a favorite of my mother-in-law's, and I consider that to be a compliment!"


Cindi's Chicken Macaroni Salad

2-3 cups cut-up cooked chicken, or cooked turkey, or smoked turkey
2 cups macaroni, cooked
3/4 cups chopped red bell pepper
2/3 cup thinly sliced celery
2-3 tablespoons finely chopped onions
8 ounces frozen peas, thawed
8 ounces colby cheese, cubed
1 cup salad dressing
1-1/2 cups Kraft Creamy Cucumber Ranch Salad Dressing
salt and black pepper, season according to taste


In a very large bowl, add all the ingredients.

Chill several hours before serving.

Yields: 10-12 servings (Or 4-1/2 lbs. of salad)

Note: When preparing this salad, I added 3 cups of chicken or turkey, since I like more meat in mine. You can also substitute a mild cheddar cheese for the colby. I think Kraft's Creamy Cucumber Ranch Salad Dressing, makes this macaroni salad taste best, but you can use a regular ranch salad dressing.
I don't get this recipe... what is "Salad Dressing" and why would you use "Salad Dressing" AND Kraft's Creamy Cucumber Salad Dressing?
This sounds a bit too much Salad Dressing, no?
Also, you mentioned NOT to use Mayonnaise, I'm really confused...
In addition: How much dried pasta would cook up to only 2 cups of Macaroni?
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