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Macaroni Salad Recipe

Macaroni Salad Recipe – Classic macaroni salad with few simple ingredients yet delivers big time in flavor. An easy comforting side dish to your fried chicken, barbecue and other picnic meals!
Course Sides
Cuisine American
Keyword salad
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 8 -10
Calories 607kcal
Author Immaculate Bites


  • 1⁄2 pound macaroni , cooked and drained
  • ¾- 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons sweet relish
  • 1 tablespoon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons vinegar
  • 1 cup sliced celery
  • 3 hard boiled eggs
  • 1⁄2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1⁄2 cup chopped red pepper
  • 1⁄3 cup diced onion
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons parsley (optional for garnish)


  • Cook macaroni following directions on the package. Drain and rinse well. Let it cool while working on the sauce. After cooling refrigerate until ready to use .
  • In a small bowl whisk together mayonnaise, sweet relish, vinegar and mustard. Set aside or refrigerate until ready to use.
  • Once Macaroni has come to room temperature or cooled down, place in a bowl together with the celery, eggs, green and red bell pepper and onion.
  • Add the prepared mayonnaise sauce to the bowl and thoroughly mixed.
  • Salt and pepper to taste.
  • Store in a tightly sealed container for 4-5 days. If salad seems dry, add a couple of tablespoons of mayonnaise to moisten. Garnish with parsley, if desired.


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 607kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 36g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 157mg | Sodium: 445mg | Potassium: 452mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 1900IU | Vitamin C: 83.9mg | Calcium: 62mg | Iron: 1.9mg