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Smoked Macaroni Salad

Smoked Macaroni Salad

By Traeger Kitchen

Try this smoky twist on a summer classic. Macaroni is boiled then smoked, and combined with red onions, green bell peppers, and shredded carrots all tossed together in a tangy dressing.

Prep Time

15 Minutes

Cook Time

20 Minutes




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Units of Measurement:
1 Pound elbow macaroni
1 Cup Mayonnaise
3 Tablespoon white wine vinegar
2 Tablespoon Sugar
To Taste salt and pepper
1/2 red onion, diced small
1 green bell pepper, diced small
1/2 Cup shredded carrots


  • 1

    Bring a large stock pot of salted water to a boil over medium heat and cook pasta according to package directions. Make sure to cook to al dente, strain, and rinse under cold water.

    • 1 Pound elbow macaroni

  • 2

    When ready to cook, set Traeger temperature to 180˚F and preheat, lid closed for 15 minutes. For optimal flavor, use Super Smoke if available.

    180 ˚F / 82 ˚C

    Super Smoke

  • 3

    Spread cooked pasta out on a sheet tray and place the sheet tray directly on the grill grate. Smoke for 20 minutes, remove from heat, and transfer directly to the refrigerator to cool.

    180 ˚F / 82 ˚C

    Super Smoke

  • 4

    While the pasta is cooling, mix the dressing. In a medium bowl add the mayonnaise, white wine vinegar, and sugar and whisk to combine. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

    • 1 Cup Mayonnaise

    • 3 Tablespoon white wine vinegar

    • 2 Tablespoon Sugar

    • To Taste salt and pepper

  • 5

    When pasta is cool, combine chopped veggies, smoked pasta, and dressing in a large bowl.

    • 1/2  red onion, diced small

    • 1  green bell pepper, diced small

    • 1/2 Cup shredded carrots

  • 6

    Cover with plastic wrap and place in the fridge for 20 minutes before serving. Enjoy!

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