Watch Us Make: Macaroni Coleslaw

Perfect your picnic with this pasta-packed coleslaw.

When the weather starts to warm up, there’s one thing I get excited for: cookouts. Fresh air, sunshine, and amazing food-what’s not to like? My dream menu? Saucy BBQ ribs, fresh-squeezed lemonade and this creamy macaroni coleslaw.

This dish transforms coleslaw from a light side to a hearty course on its own. Noodles add a hearty heft, and heaps of vegetables add crunch and flavor. Think green peppers, cucumbers and water chestnuts. The most popular part of this 5-star salad? Over 100 reviewers agree: it’s the standout dressing drizzled on top. It’s cool and creamy thanks to a secret ingredient: Miracle Whip. Yep! A cold scoop of that better-than-mayo condiment gives the salad an extra-delicious taste, worthy of second helpings.

Looking for more side dishes that’ll steal the show? Check out our list of spring salads that’ll up your veggie game.