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Bowl of macaroni coleslaw.

Macaroni Coleslaw Salad Recipe

  • Author: Mindee
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Chill Time: 4 Hours
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 10-12 Servings 1x
  • Category: Salad
  • Method: Mixing
  • Cuisine: American


Two classic salads, macaroni salad and coleslaw all in one with a creamy dressing! A quick and easy recipe that will be perfect for your next potluck!


Units Scale


  • 3/4 cups Mayonnaise
  • 2 1/2 Tbs Sugar
  • 1/8 cup Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp White Pepper


  • 3/4 cup Ditalini Pasta
  • 1 1/2 cups thinly sliced Green Cabbage
  • 1 1/2 cups thinly sliced Red Cabbage
  • 1/2 Cucumber
  • 3/4 cup Matchstick cut Carrots
  • 2 Stalks Celery
  • 6 Green Onions
  • 1/2 cup Frozen Peas ((no need to thaw))
  • 1/3 cup Green Bell Pepper, chopped up



  1. Prepare the dressing by whisking the mayo, sugar, apple cider vinegar, salt and pepper together.
  2. Set aside.
  3. Cook the ditalini pasta according to package instructions.  Once done, drain and rinse in cold water until the pasta is no longer warm.
  4. While the pasta is cooking, thinly slice the cabbages, celery and green onions.
  5. Peel and chop up the cucumber.  
  6. Toss the cabbage, cucumbers, carrots, celery, green onions, and frozen peas together in large bowl.
  7. Stir the cooked pasta in with the vegetables.  
  8. Pour the dressing over the top and mix into the vegetables and pasta well.
  9. Cover the bowl tightly and place in the fridge to chill for at least 4 hours.  


  • This salad is great to make ahead.  It's good for 3-4 days after preparing!

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