The Shed BBQ

MamaMia’s Mac Salad


Serves 6-10.

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 Ingredients:

  • 2 ¼ C mayonnaise
  • 1 ¾ C sour cream
  • 1 tbsp. Dijon mustard
  • ½ tbsp. black pepper
  • 1 tsp. Kosher salt
  • ¾ C white sugar
  • 1/3 C cider vinegar
  • 1 ½ tsp. onion powder
  • 2 tsp. garlic salt


  1. Mix all ingredients in large container starting with the wet ingredients and stirring in the dry.
  2. Refrigerate and let rest for a couple hours.
  3. 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 Salad Ingredients:

  • 2 large purple onions diced
  • 2 large green bell peppers diced
  • 3 C shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 5 C large pasta shell noodles


  1. Salt the water before boiling the noodles.
  2. Add noodles and one tbsp. oil to keep noodles from sticking together.
  3. Mix it all together and serve hot or cold.