American Kitchen Classic Macaroni Salad

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 10 mins

Recipes for macaroni salad started appearing in the early 20th century. The famous restaurant, Delmonico's, offered a version heavy with mustard on it's menu as early as 1901. Now for most Americans, it is a mayonnaise dressed side dish, popular for picnics.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Add macaroni to 2 qts boiling, lightly salted water. Boil for 6-8 minutes, until al dente. Drain and rinse in cold water. Drain again.
  2. Combine the mayonnaise, oil and vinegar. Pour over the macaroni.
  3. Add the remaining ingredients and mix well. Cover and refrigerate minimum of 1 hour. Serve cold.
Most Helpful

Very nice macaroni salad! I chopped the carrot in the food processor. I enjoyed the carrot and halved the recipe. Thanks! Made for My 3 Chefs event. :)

Sharon123 September 30, 2013