Macaroni & Cheese Salad is a great side dish for lunch or dinner.
This Macaroni & Cheese Salad is really easy to make! It is great with a lot of different main dishes and even sandwiches. This would also be good to take to a potluck or family gathering.
I usually make it as a side dish to go with dinner and then we eat it with lunch or as a snack for the next day or two.
The idea to put cheese in my macaroni salad comes from my sister-in-law. I watched her make it when my husband and I first got together and loved the idea. I used sharp cheddar cheese, but you could use any cheese you like.
I chose to use a mixture of mayonnaise and plain lowfat yogurt. I love doing that because it makes it a little better for us and gives a little bit of tangy-ness to the sauce.
The mayonnaise that I use for just about everything is the type made with olive oil. I really like the taste of it and the fact that, overall, it is better for us than regular mayo.
Macaroni & Cheese Salad would go great with this Honey Lime Chicken or this Arby’s Grilled Chicken & Pecan Salad (Copycat). If you would like a pasta salad that is mayonnaise free then check out this Garden Pasta Salad.