Meaty BBQ Macaroni Salad
Pasta salad takes a road trip to the barbecue belt to create this smoky, spicy side dish.
Why This Recipe Works
Most recipes for barbecue macaroni salad are much too sweet and sticky. We found that a combination of mayonnaise and barbecue sauce made the best dressing in our Meaty BBQ Macaroni Salad recipe, as the tang of the sweet, smoky-flavored barbecue sauce is balanced by the neutral creaminess of the mayonnaise. And adding browned sausage, kielbasa, or deli ham transformed our recipe from side dish to a hearty main-course salad.