Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 10 mins

From the Food Network kitchen staff. I've been making this now for almost 2 years and it's not only quick and easy to prepare it's delicious. What I really appreciate about this Macaroni Salad is that I live in a household divided. Half of us like mayonaise and the other loves Miracle Whip. This Macaroni Salad is a big pleaser with EVERYONE! This brought peace back to our table. ;)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large bowl combine the macaroni, celery, onion, and tomato.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, mustard, sugar, vinegar, sour cream and salt.
  3. Pour the dressing over the salad and stir to combine.
  4. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve.
  5. Store covered in the refrigerator, for up to 3 days.


Most Helpful

This is a good, basic macaroni salad recipe. I agree with the other reviewer that it's a little heavy on the onions (and celery) but thats a matter of personal taste. Thanks for posting. Made for Fall Pick-A-Chef 2012.

linguinelisa October 18, 2012

Easy, good recipe but a little heavy on the onions. I did soak them for about 15 minutes but they are still a bit overpowering. Next time I might try a sweet onion or scallions instead. Thanks for the recipe!

lolablitz September 08, 2010

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