Mama Mia's Mac Salad


Tips from MamaMia:

  • Make the Mac Juice early so it can rest and absorb the flavors.
  • When chopping bell peppers make sure to clean out all seeds.
  • Use fresh seasonings especially the black pepper.
  • Use a good quality finely shredded cheese

Mac Juice:

  • 2 ¼ C Mayonnaise
  • 1 ¾ C Sour Cream
  • 1 Tbs Dijon Mustard
  • ½ Tbs Black Pepper
  • 1 tsp Kosher Salt
  • ¾ C white sugar
  • 1/3 C Cider Vinegar
  • 1 ½ tsp onion powder
  • 2 tsp garlic salt


  • Mix all ingredients in large container starting with the wet ingredients and stirring in the dry.
  • Refrigerate and let rest for a couple hours.
  • Save some juice to refresh the next day’s leftovers or to add a little goodness to anything. This is a great base for recipes

Mac Ingredients:

  • 2 large purple onions diced
  • 2 large green bell peppers diced
  • 3 Cups shredded Sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 5 Cups large pasta shell noodles


  • Salt the water before boiling the noodles.
  • Add noodles and 1 Tbs oil to keep noodles from sticking together.
  • Mix it all together and serve hot or cold.