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How to Make Macaroni Salad with Roasted Peppers & Sun-Dried Tomatoes: 4th of July Fare

This Macaroni Salad with Roasted Peppers & Sun-Dried Tomatoes is a delicious new twist on an old favorite that is a welcome addition to any party or picnic table.

red pepper / capsicumWe are used to putting fresh tomatoes & peppers, finely diced, in our macaroni salad, but these ideas give a welcomed change, especially in these beautiful summer months you can get outside & enjoy the weather & the grill.

Also, with the colors of the light macaroni & creamy dressing, along with the bright reds of the roasted pepper & sun-dried tomatoes, this side dish is a perfect addition to any patriotic 4th of July table.

How to Make Macaroni Salad with Roasted Peppers & Sun-Dried Tomatoes:

boiled macaroniThe roasted peppers with their heavenly, charred bits add a beautiful flavor layer, along with the sun-dried tomatoes, usually packed in oil.

Type: Salad Recipes

Prep Time: 18 – 20 min
Cook Time: 10 – 12 min
Yield: 12 servings



  1. In a large bowl, combine macaroni, red pepper, sun-dried tomatoes, scallions, salt, black pepper, cayenne and parsley.
  2. Toss with creamy dressing.
  3. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

How to Make Creamy Salad Dressing:

This Creamy Salad Dressing is not only perfect for this macaroni salad, but for other types of salads as well, like a creamy coleslaw or green salad.

  1. Combine mayonnaise, sour cream, heavy cream, mustard & white vinegar in a bowl.
  2. Mix well, and adjust seasonings, to taste.
  3. Keep refrigerated until ready to use.

This Macaroni Salad with Roasted Red Peppers & Sun-Dried Tomatoes with Creamy Dressing will adorn your table for 4th of July, and appease those taste buds too.

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Author: Ingrid Turner

Ingrid Turner from IngridTurnerToday.com, is a blogger, writer, grandmother, mother, cancer survivor and all around sparkling human being. From cooking, crafts, seniors’ issues, cancer, health, pets, gardening & the like, she entertains us in her writings. Ingrid is also a regular on her daughter's cooking show, “Cooking with Kimberly” @ CookingWithKimberly.com. Website Facebook Twitter YouTube

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