Try this classic American Macaroni Salad Recipe at your next picnic or barbeque this summer, and enjoy a low calorie side dish that tastes so good, it’s hard to believe it’s Weight Watchers friendly. Each 1 cup serving has just 4 Points, and trust me when I tell you that it is not lacking in fabulous flavor or creamy texture at all.

By using less mayo, a healthier pasta, and adding in some plain non fat Greek yogurt, I was able to put a much healthier spin on a traditionally fattening recipe. Now you can enjoy this popular BBQ recipe and not feel an ounce of guilt.

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Seriously folks, if you love yourself some creamy macaroni salad recipes, this low calorie version is a must try!

Classic Macaroni Salad Recipe

This classic, creamy macaroni salad recipe is a real hit and is sure not to disappoint. Loaded with all the amazing flavor and texture you’d expect, but with a lot less fat and calories, making it just 4 Points per 1 cup serving. Make this as your next summer BBQ recipe and everyone will be happy.

Ingredients

  • 6 oz Ronzoni Smart Taste Macaroni Pasta
  • 6 sweet gherkin pickles
  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1 green pepper, seeded and finely chopped
  • 2 celery stalks, finely chopped
  • 1 small red onion, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup reduced fat mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup plain, fat free Greek Yogurt
  • 2 tbsp cider vinegar
  • 2 1/2 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp white pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
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Instructions

  1. Prepare macaroni noodles according to package instructions. Drain and rinse with cold water and transfer to a large bowl.
  2. Add in peppers, onion, pickles, celery, and parsley.
  3. In a small bowl, mix together the mayonnaise, yogurt, vinegar, mustard, salt, pepper and paprika.
  4. Pour over macaroni and toss well to combine. Serve chilled.
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Preparation time: 15 minute(s)

Cooking time: 10 minute(s)

Diet type: Vegetarian

Diet tags: Low calorie, Reduced fat

Number of servings (yield): 6

Culinary tradition: USA (Traditional)

Entire recipe makes 6 servings
Serving size is 1 full cup
Each serving = 4 Points

PER SERVING: 187 calories; 5 g fat; 27 carbohydrates; 6 g protein; 4 g fiber

1 Comment

  1. NeptuneGirl

    This pass salad was delicious!! I didn't have low fat mayo so I used 1/4 regular mayo and 3/4 cup fat free Greek yogurt but next time I might ditch the mayo completely. Amazing!!