Recipes and Cooking Pea and Macaroni Salad 4.0 (7) This side dish salad is popular at potlucks and picnics. This recipe makes enough for a crowd; take it to the next picnic or potluck. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on June 14, 2011 Print Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Bill Stites Prep Time: 20 mins Chill Time: 4 hrs Total Time: 4 hrs 20 mins Servings: 12 Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 1 cup fresh pea pods 8 ounce dried elbow macaroni 1 cup frozen peas, thawed ½ cup mayonnaise or salad dressing ½ cup dairy sour cream ⅓ cup milk ¼ cup horseradish mustard 2 garlic, minced ¼ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon pepper ¾ cup thinly sliced celery 2 tablespoon chopped onion Milk (optional) Pea pods (optional) Directions Remove tips and strings from pea pods. Cook macaroni according to package directions in lightly salted boiling water, adding pea pods and peas during last 1 minute of cooking. Drain and rinse. Halve pea pods diagonally; set pasta and pea pods aside. In a small bowl stir together mayonnaise, sour cream, milk, mustard, minced garlic, salt, and pepper; set aside. In a large bowl combine cooked macaroni, pea pods, peas, celery, and onion. Pour mayonnaise mixture over macaroni mixture. Stir gently to combine. Cover; chill 4 to 24 hours. Stir mixture before serving. If necessary, add additional milk (1 to 2 tablespoons) to moisten. Top with additional pea pods, if desired. Makes 12 to 16 side-dish servings. Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 178 Calories 10g Fat 18g Carbs 4g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 12 Calories 178 % Daily Value * Total Fat 10g 13% Saturated Fat 2g 10% Cholesterol 7mg 2% Sodium 169mg 7% Total Carbohydrate 18g 7% Protein 4g Vitamin C 6.5mg 33% Calcium 30.3mg 2% Iron 0.9mg 5% *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.