Welcome to the world of Miracle Whip, or at least the world of Miracle Whip Recipes.
So what is the difference between mayonnaise and Miracle Whip?
Super question because they are actually different products!
The short answer is that Miracle Whip is sweeter.
The long answer lies in the ingredients.
Mayo has an egg that binds the ingredients of oil, lemon juice, or vinegar together giving it the unmistakable thick spreadable consistency.
Completely different from salad dressings that require shaking due to ingredients separating.
Miracle Whip was developed as a cheaper option during the Great Depression of the early 1930s (though today they cost about the same).
It does have egg, oil, and vinegar-like mayo and added sugar and multiple spices like mustard, paprika, and garlic.
The FDA requires mayo to have 65% vegetable oil by weight, and Miracle Whip does not, so it is classified as a dressing instead of mayo.
Miracle Whip contains half the fat and calories of mayo but it has corn syrup so it does have more sugar.
In reality, they work the exact same way in recipes so it really comes down to taste or ingredient preferences.
The reality is that you probably use the one that was used in the kitchen where you grew up, which may be regionally related, without giving it much thought beyond that.
Miracle Whip salad recipes are not the lettuce variety, but rather the egg salad or fruit salad type, like the So Good Waldorf Salad or Kale Apple Salad Recipe.
If you operate with the perspective that ways to use Miracle Whip are pretty much on a piece of bread, then you will certainly enjoy reading through this wide range of recipes using Miracle Whip!
Some are obvious, but other recipes with Miracle Whip, like #25, might be downright astonishing!
Whether you use mayonnaise or a Miracle Whip, this list of Miracle Whip recipes just might be compelling enough to share with someone else!
Copycat recipes are so intriguing because they always make the reader think, did they really replicate that recipe to be as good as the original?
Miracle Whip recipes are not necessarily titled as such, but sure enough, they are on the ingredient list!
In a “secret” coleslaw recipe no less!
Recipes with Miracle Whip incorporate it for different reasons.
In this stir fry, it is used in place of oil, coating the chicken before stir-frying.
Its flavor is also added to the chicken before the veggies and additional seasonings are added.
Served up on a bed of rice!
Spinach and artichoke dip is a crowd pleaser and it is also on this list of recipes using Miracle Whip.
Its sweet and tangy flavor shines mixed with sour cream, artichoke hearts, spinach, garlic powder, green onions, and chipotle peppers in adobo sauce.
Combine and chill!
Some Miracle Whip salad recipes can be made ahead like this broccoli and cauliflower salad.
In fact, it recommends making it one day ahead so the veggies can “marinate” in the dressing!
The Miracle Whip is mixed with sugar and vinegar as the dressing over the broccoli, cauliflower, red onion, bacon, and cheddar cheese.
Oh, the ways to use Miracle Whip!
With six simple ingredients, you can make a mouthwatering turkey salad!
Mix together turkey, celery, dried cranberries, pecans, Miracle Whip, and poppy seeds till all is coated.
Chill and serve on croissants, bread, crackers, or a bed of lettuce!
This wild rice salad is definitely one of the “different” and unexpected recipes with Miracle Whip.
Rice, cucumbers, tomatoes, celery, green pepper, and chicken are mixed together.
Then the dressing of Miracle Whip and Dijon mustard is added till all are coated and then seasoned.
Ready to go!
One of the crazy and crazy good recipes using Miracle Whip is most definitely chocolate cake!
Now hear me out.
The Miracle Whip is used instead of oil and eggs in the cake-making process so it is mixed with sugar and vanilla before the dry ingredients are slowly added.
Miracle Whip salad recipes for cold salads are quite plentiful.
Next up is a potato salad, well the great American potato salad.
The dressing here is made of Miracle Whip, mustard, celery seed, salt-n-pepper to cover the potatoes, hard-boiled eggs, onion, celery, and pickles!
Paprika on top just makes the presentation pop!
Egg salad is sure what to make with Miracle Whip, or is it?
There are plenty of folks on each side of this debate.
For today’s discussion, we are going with Miracle Whip mixed with mashed or diced hard-boiled eggs, mustard, and salt.
Serve on your favorite bread for a delicious sandwich.
If you frequent the fast-food restaurant Sonic, you may run across their secret crave sauce and you know, since it is on this list, it is one of the creative ways to use Miracle Whip!
This copycat recipe recently developed also includes chili sauce, ketchup, sugar, pimiento, pickle relish, paprika, lemon juice, and turmeric.
So many uses for this sauce!
Miracle Whip recipes seem to shine in the salad arena no doubt!
This seven-layer pea salad is created in a clear bowl so it is as beautiful as it is delicious!
The layers are iceberg lettuce, hard-boiled eggs, peas, red onion, celery, green bell pepper, Miracle Whip mixture, and bacon, with cheddar cheese, sprinkled on top.
Chill for eight hours before serving!
Jell-O is the next surprise of my recipes with Miracle Whip!
We went back a few years, vintage style, to find this gem.
It has layers of plain lime Jell-O on the bottom, a tangy middle layer of lemon Jell-O, crushed pineapple, marshmallows, cream cheese, and Miracle Whip, and a top layer of plain cherry Jell-O.
It is the quintessential Christmas color of red, green, and white!
One of the easier recipes using Miracle Whip is this banana bread.
The Miracle Whip is mixed in with the egg and mashed bananas.
Then the dry ingredients are added in, stirred until moist, poured into a loaf pan, and baked.
Absolutely makes the house smell wonderful!
Miracle Whip salad recipes with pasta are luscious and tasty!
Here is macaroni salad, a classic summertime recipe!
The ingredients include pasta, hard-boiled eggs, onion, celery, and red bell pepper.
The dressing is Miracle Whip, dill pickle relish, mustard, sugar, apple cider vinegar, garlic salt, and celery seed.
Mix it all together for a crowd-pleasing dish!
Sometimes the best recipes with Miracle Whip have the fewest ingredients.
That is true here with the combination of sliced English cucumbers, Miracle Whip, and sugar.
Mix together and this side dish will bring smiles all around, possibly even from the kiddos!
Deviled eggs are the ubiquitous rite of passage for springtime recipes using Miracle Whip!
Hard boil those eggs, peel, slice, and remove the yolks.
The super-simple mixture is made of the yolks, Miracle Whip, mustard, salt-n-pepper, creaming until smooth before re-filling the egg whites.
A dash of paprika on top makes them sparkle!
20. Creamy Pea Salad
When a side is needed but you are tired of potato or pasta Miracle Whip salad recipes, this pea salad changes up the pace a bit!
Mix together frozen peas that are thawed, diced cheddar cheese, diced mozzarella cheese, red onion, Miracle Whip, salt, pepper, and crumbled bacon.
It is so refreshing!
Here is another delicious way to use Miracle Whip, a cheese ball.
This recipe, known by several names, combines shredded Colby jack cheese, Miracle Whip, diced green onions, and bacon bits until all incorporated.
Form into a ball and chill for twelve hours before serving with crackers.
22. Mayonnaise Rolls
When you want some homemade rolls to go with dinner, this recipe is what to make with Miracle Whip.
It says mayo but states Miracle Whip can be used interchangeably!
All that’s needed is self-rising flour, Miracle Whip, milk, and sugar.
Mix, pour into muffin tins, and bake!
Wonderful any time of day!
The ways to use Miracle Whip just keep coming!
Here we have a recipe for stuffed crab mushrooms!
The crab mixture spooned into the well-cleaned mushroom caps is made of crab, green onion, cream cheese, Miracle Whip, bread crumbs, mozzarella cheese, cajun seasoning, and Italian seasoning.
Bake for appetizers or dinner perfection!
Another creative veggie has emerged from amongst my Miracle Whip recipes!
This Italian corn on the cob, along the lines of Mexican street corn, has a mixture of parmesan cheese, Miracle Whip, Italian seasoning, basil, and salt spread all over the corn before it is wrapped tightly in aluminum foil for grilling.
Miracle Whip recipes for baking are typically substituting the oil or egg for Miracle Whip and that is what is going on here for these muffins.
A slightly different recipe from the bread listed earlier and I just love how the pecans are sprinkled on top before baking.
I might be inclined to try chocolate chips as well!
I am pretty sure that you already guessed the secret ingredient in most recipes with Miracle Whip, is actually the Miracle Whip since it is definitely found in unexpected places!
In these homemade Au gratin potatoes, Miracle Whip is mixed with cheddar cheese, salt, and pepper.
After the potatoes are layered on the bottom of the casserole dish, half the Miracle Whip mixture is added, and then the layers repeat again.
This is rich and creamy and SO good!
Mind-blowing might be an accurate description of recipes using Miracle Whip.
Do you like coleslaw or burgers or pineapple?
How about putting them all together for one amazing entree?
Let’s do it!
Some of the Miracle Whip is mixed into the burger patties and the other part is mixed into the slaw made of cabbage, pineapple, red onion, and Sriracha sauce.
These are delicious!
Maybe you would like to try your hand at making Miracle Whip yourself.
I have good news for you.
There are several online recipes for homemade Miracle Whip.
This recipe has a lot of ingredients with easy-to-follow instructions.
Would make a fun cook-off adventure to try it out and compare to the original.
The bottom line
As you can now see, Miracle Whip recipes are found in many places other than sandwiches or salads!
I hope these recipes with Miracle Whip sparked your creativity or gave you something new to experiment with at home!
- KFC Coleslaw Copycat Recipe
- 6 Ingredient Chicken Stir Fry
- Miracle Whip Creamy Spinach & Artichoke Dip
- Broccoli And Cauliflower Salad
- Deli-Style Chicken Salad
- Turkey Salad Recipe With Cranberries And Pecans
- So Good Waldorf Salad
- Miracle Whip Wild Rice Salad
- Miracle Whip Chocolate Cake
- Great American Potato Salad
- Classic Egg Salad Sandwich-Mayo Or Miracle Whip
- Secret Sonic Crave Sauce Recipe-Copycat
- 7 Layer Pea Salad
- Triple Layer Vintage Christmas Jell-O Salad
- Easiest Banana Bread
- Macaroni Salad-Miracle Whip Based
- BLT Dip
- Creamy Cucumbers With Miracle Whip
- Classic Deviled Eggs
- Creamy Pea Salad
- Million Dollar Dip-Bacon Cheese Ball
- Mayonnaise Rolls
- Crab Stuffed Mushrooms
- Italian Corn On The Cob
- Banana Mayonnaise Muffins
- Creamy Au Gratin Potatoes
- Cabbage And Pineapple Slaw Burgers
- Kale Apple Salad Recipe
- Homemade Miracle Whip
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