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Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 0 mins

This is *hard* to beat! It gets even better as it sits a few hours or even a day or two. Great recipe! *Enjoy*!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix sugar, vinegar and flour. Cook to boiling and cook and stir until thick. Cool completely.
  2. Add butter, mustard and mayonnaise to above mixture.
  3. Add to macaroni (be sure macaroni is completely cooled first!).
  4. Stir in chopped eggs, celery, carrots, and onions.
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5 5

This is just the Amish mac salad that I was looking for! I grew up just north of Harrisburg, PA and this tastes like the macaroni salad that my Grandma Connie used to make while I was growing up. I now make this for every picnic and get-together that our family has and I never come home with leftovers. It takes a little bit of time but it is well worth it in the end. Thank you so much for posting!

5 5

This is a great recipe if you want authentic Amish macaroni salad. It tastes very similar to Winter Garden's Amish Macaroni Salad. I've made it twice and decreased the sugar somewhat the second time.

5 5

Thank you so much for posting this recipe! I was born and raised in a PA Dutch family and lived in York County most of my life. I moved to the South 4 years ago and the food is completely Amish macaroni salad to be found. Since this is my DH's favorite side dish I was determined to find a recipe for it. I've tried a number of recipes and your's is the ONLY one that tasted like the one from home! I whipped up a batch for my DH's birthday...what a great surprise; you'd have thought I'd given him a million dollars! I followed the recipe exactly as it is written and let it sit a full day...PERFECTION! Thanks again! I look forward to trying more of your recipes!