Spicy Buffalo Macaroni Salad

This spicy macaroni salad recipe gives a flavorful kick to a traditional pasta salad with the addition of jalapenos, cayenne pepper & buffalo sauce!

This spicy macaroni salad recipe gives a flavorful kick to a traditional pasta salad with the addition of jalapenos, cayenne pepper & buffalo sauce!

This spicy macaroni salad recipe was originally posted on the blog in May 2012 when the Bond family threw a BBQ for Memorial Day Weekend. It was the first time I cooked original recipes from the blog for my friends and family in Oklahoma!

This spicy macaroni salad recipe gives a flavorful kick to a traditional pasta salad with the addition of jalapenos, cayenne pepper & buffalo sauce!

This cooking experience was exceptionally excellent because I had a lot of help!  My Dad was my sous chef, my Brother was my dishwasher and my Mom and Aunt were my taste-testers!

Pretty sure my Mom and Aunt got the best jobs in the house, but I was very grateful to everyone for their help!

This spicy macaroni salad recipe gives a flavorful kick to a traditional pasta salad with the addition of jalapenos, cayenne pepper & buffalo sauce!

The menu consisted of a couple of new recipes, a favorite recipe from the blog and Dad’s famous Oklahoma BBQ Brisket Sliders!

Check out the delicious menu below!

Everything on the menu except the dessert was gluten-free and half of the menu was vegetarian!

Spicy Buffalo Macaroni Salad Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 cup uncooked macaroni noodles
  • 3/4 cup greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup buffalo sauce
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 3 garlic cloves (crushed)
  • 1 tomato (diced)
  • 1/2 red onion (diced)
  • 1 jalapeño (de-seeded and diced)
  • 1/4 cup cilantro (chopped)
  • 1/4 cup peperoncinis (chopped)

Bring a large pot of water to boil and cook the macaroni noodles according to package directions. Drain and set aside.

Prepare the salad dressing by combining the greek yogurt, vinegar and buffalo sauce. Add the chili powder, cayenne pepper and crushed garlic.

Spicy Buffalo Macaroni Salad Dressing

Whisk well.

Spicy Buffalo Macaroni Salad Dressing

Chop the tomatoes, onions, jalapeños, cilantro and peperoncinis.

Place the cooked pasta in a large mixing bowl and add the chopped vegetables.

Spicy Macaroni Salad

Add the dressing.

Spicy Buffalo Macaroni Salad Recipe

Mix well then place in the refrigerator to chill for one hour.

This spicy macaroni salad recipe gives a flavorful kick to a traditional pasta salad with the addition of jalapenos, cayenne pepper & buffalo sauce!

Remove at BBQ time and serve!

This spicy macaroni salad recipe gives a flavorful kick to a traditional pasta salad with the addition of jalapenos, cayenne pepper & buffalo sauce!

This recipe is not for the faint of heart! If you’re looking to tone down the spice level a notch, cut the amount of cayenne pepper, chili powder and jalapeños in half.

This spicy macaroni salad recipe gives a flavorful kick to a traditional pasta salad with the addition of jalapenos, cayenne pepper & buffalo sauce!

♣ Vegan Option: Replace the greek yogurt with Veganaise, Vegan mayonnaise.

♦ Gluten Free Option: This recipe is gluten-free when made with gluten-free pasta such as corn or brown rice pasta.

This spicy macaroni salad recipe gives a flavorful kick to a traditional pasta salad with the addition of jalapenos, cayenne pepper & buffalo sauce!

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Spicy Buffalo Macaroni Salad

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Serving Size: 6-8 (as side dish)

Spicy Buffalo Macaroni Salad

Ingredients

  • 1 cup uncooked macaroni noodles
  • 3/4 cup greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup buffalo sauce
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 3 garlic cloves (crushed)
  • 1 tomato (diced)
  • 1/2 red onion (diced)
  • 1 jalapeño (de-seeded and diced)
  • 1/4 cup cilantro (chopped)
  • 1/4 cup peperoncinis (chopped)

Instructions

  1. Bring a large pot of water to boil and cook the macaroni noodles according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
  2. Prepare the salad dressing by combining the greek yogurt, vinegar and buffalo sauce, then add the chili powder, cayenne pepper and crushed garlic.
  3. Whisk well.
  4. Chop the tomato, onion, jalapeño, cilantro and peperoncini.
  5. Place the cooked pasta in a large mixing bowl and add the chopped vegetables.
  6. Add the dressing.
  7. Mix well then place in the refrigerator to chill for one hour.
  8. Remove at BBQ time and serve.
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This spicy macaroni salad recipe gives a flavorful kick to a traditional pasta salad with the addition of jalapenos, cayenne pepper & buffalo sauce!