Macaroni Salad Recipe


I got this recipe from an email list a few years ago. I think this makes the best macaroni salad. This is my favorite macaroni salad recipe for everyday eating, and for cookouts. It makes a lot, so if you don’t need that much, the recipe is easy to cut in half.


Macaroni Salad


Macaroni Salad Recipe


2 1/2 cups elbow macaroni – uncooked (equals about 6 cups cooked)
4 tablespoons pickle relish
4 tablespoons white vinegar
4 tablespoons sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
3 -4 hard boiled eggs
1 1/2 cups mayonnaise
1 carrot (medium sized, about 1 cup) shredded


To hard boil eggs, place eggs in a pan and cover with cold water. Cook over medium heat until it comes to a boil. Remove from heat, and let sit for 20 minutes. Cool eggs by placing them in cold water.

Cook macaroni according to package directions. Drain and cool.

Chop eggs, place them in a large bowl with macaroni, add the shredded carrots.

Mix together the pickle relish, white vinegar, white sugar, and salt. Add this to the macaroni, along with the mayonnaise and mix thoroughly.

Refrigerate for at least an hour before serving.


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  1. I'm embarrassed to admit that I have never been able to make a macaroni salad. I've got this one bookmarked – and I'm working up the courage to try again.

  2. elizabeth says:

    Thank you for this – I've been wanting a good macaroni salad recipe. I might just try this one over the weekend.

  3. Katie @ Frugal Femina says:

    I have never made macaroni salad before, but it sounds like a good cool dish for right now.

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    Thanks for linking up!


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