Okay this may sound weird to most of you but I love home made

United States
June 30, 2007 2:09pm CST
macaroni salad and I like it warm! Yes I actually heat it up a little in the microwave before I eat it. My Bf says it is not good to do since it has mayonnaise in it. But I think it is okay since I don't cook it I put it on low temperature and just warm it a little. I started doing this when my teeth became sensitive to cold a few years back. What are your thoughts on this? Do you think eventually it may make me sick? Have you ever tried it your self? It's not like I do it a lot. Just a few times in the summer when I make it myself. Do you think this is unhealthy?
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@matte5 (1913)
• Sweden
30 Jun 07
Hello. As a chef I dont think thats wrong i think its sounds realy good I will try it next time I make a pasta sallad, and i think you shold do so if you like it and dont hawe been sick so it cant bee unhealthy.
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• United States
1 Jul 07
Yes it it good that way! Thanks matte!
@brendalee (6083)
• United States
30 Jun 07
Yes, I have eaten it that way and no it won't make you sick. I went through the same discussion with my boyfriend over a cake recipe I have that calls for mayonnaise. He said it was bad for you and I even started a discussion about it. But anyway, I prefer mine cold but I understand why you would want it warmed up a bit.
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• Canada
30 Jun 07
It is a misconception that mayonnaise goes bad if it gets hot. There is so much vinegar in mayonnaise that it kills some of the bacteria. If you heat in in the microwave I wouldn't worry. If you leave in on the counter for a week-that's another story...
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@sugarfloss (2140)
• Malaysia
30 Jun 07
i love macaroni with anything!mac and cheese is my personal fave!i like it warm too.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
30 Jun 07
It shouldn't make you sick as it isn't sitting around getting warm etc. Heat and eat sounds okay to me. But I have never tried macaroni sald warm. Hmmmm? HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !~~
@jennybianca (12913)
• Australia
1 Jul 07
We love pasta sald, as we call it. I have had left overs heated up as a hot meal. In our case though, I don't use mayonaise. I use a tomato sauce, bbq sauce as a dressing, & that is fine heated up. The only way you could find out if mayonaise is okay heated up, is to contact the manufacturues.
@irishmist (3819)
• United States
1 Jul 07
I have never tried this. I imagine it would be ok. I would probably just let it sit out on my plate for about 10 minutes. Till the chill is gone.
• Australia
1 Jul 07
Its great actually. I like it too. Although not particularly the marcaroni salad you are making but I find that sometimes I enjoy the home made stuff better than market products. I guess the effort adds to the taste and satisfaction to some level.
• United States
1 Jul 07
Allowing a mayonaiise based salad of any kind to be exposed to warm temperatures for long periods of time will allow salmonella to grow. I don't believe that there is harm in heating it up first. Many of my recipes use mayonaiise and then cooking the item.
@byfaithonly (10716)
• United States
1 Jul 07
I must say I've heard some strange things but have never heard of warm macaroni salad. I do like it cold but can't imagine eating it warm. I would be concerned because of the salad dressing or mayo in it being 'warm' might be dangerous.