Cool and Creamy Macaroni Salad

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Appears in Cook's Country August/September 2005, America's Test Kitchen TV

Macaroni salad should wrap pasta elbows and chopped celery and onion in a creamy dressing. Yet most are dry and bland. We wanted a creamy macaroni salad that stayed that way.

SERVES 8 to 10

TIME 45 minutes

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WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS

Macaroni salad seems simple enough—toss elbow macaroni and a few seasonings with a mayo-based dressing. So why does this picnic salad often fall short, with mushy pasta and a bland, ho-hum dressing? We set out to make a picnic-worthy macaro...

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