Monday, May 14, 2018

Favorite Family Recipe-- BBQ Macaroni Salad

Today I am linking up with lots of other great bloggers to bring you our favorite family recipes.  I decided to re- share my Barbecued Macaroni Salad since summer is on it's way and I just can not wait to start grilling and gobbling up all the delicious sides too.  


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I love macaroni salads and my husband loves pasta salad so I'm always looking for new recipes to mix things up a bit.  A few years ago I found a recipe for a barbecued macaroni salad in my Cook's Country cookbook. While we have  modified the recipe to suit our tastes and it has become a new family favorite.  

The tang of the barbecue sauce makes this pasta salad the perfect side dish for any summer picnic or barbecue.




Ingredients: 
1 box elbow noodles
2 stalks celery, sliced thin
2 medium carrots, diced
1 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup barbecue sauce
sprinkle of cayenne pepper
sprinkle of garlic salt

Directions:

Boil box of pasta according to package directions then drain and rinse with cold water.



In medium bowl mix together celery, carrots, mayonnaise and barbecue sauce.





Add in pasta and mix until well coated.



Sprinkle with cayenne pepper and garlic salt.  (This time I added the pepper and salt before the pasta!)



If the pasta soaks up some of the mayonnaise and barbecue mixture you can always add more just keeping to same ratio (for example if you add 1 tablespoon of mayo add another 1/2 tablespoon of bbq).

Chill and serve.



My family just gobbles it up!



Linking Up With:

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30 comments :

  1. This is a great twist on a family favorite. I'm thinking adding the bbq meat to the pasta would taste good too! Pinning!

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    1. We've absolutely added grilled chicken to the salad and it tasted delicious!

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  2. A novel and tasty approach to macaroni salad! Shared.

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  3. Macaroni salad and BBQ sauce sounds like an amazing combo! I can't wait to try it, it's a great salad for summer!

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  4. Oh how my boys would love this! I’d like to make it for a summer picnic!

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  5. DH's a huge pasta salad fan this sounds like something he'd enjoy.

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  6. That sounds really good! I don't have a good macaroni salad recipe just yet!

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    1. Well then, I hope you get around to making this one an it becomes a family favorite for you all.

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  7. I have never had BBQ Macaroni Salad, but I bet my family would gobble it up! Especially the kids! I need to try this... it looks so easy and perfect for the hot summer-like weather we've been having!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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    1. It is very easy! One of the things I love so much about it.

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  8. I love pasta salad - what a great spin this is! Definitely keeping it in mind for potlucks!

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  9. I like this new twist to a macaroni salad. I'm always looking for something a little different and am excited to try this. Thank you for sharing at Over the Moon link party.

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  10. I love finding new pasta salad recipes. The combination of flavors in yours sounds great. Pinning.

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  11. Wow . This is really different. Saved and shared around.

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  12. I love this hop because of all the great new recipes to try! This macaroni salad sounds wonderful and I can see why it would quickly become a family favorite! Pinning to share.

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    1. I feel the same way! Thanks so much for the pin.

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  13. My family loves barbecue, so I'm sure they would enjoy this macaroni salad with BBQ sauce. I'll have to give this a try at the next family gathering.

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    1. Let me know what you think of it when you try it.

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  14. Sounds wonderful. Thank you for sharing at The Really Crafty Link Party. Pinned.

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  15. I can sure see why this is a family favorite, we will love it! Hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday and come back to see us real soon!
    Miz Helen

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