Recipe Sifter

  • Start Here
    • Course
    • Main Ingredient
    • Cuisine
    • Preparation
    • Occasion
    • Diet
    • Nutrition

Select () or exclude () categories to narrow your recipe search.


As you select categories, the number of matching recipes will update.

Make some selections to begin narrowing your results.
  • Calories
  • Amount per serving
    1. Total Fat
    2. Saturated Fat
    3. Polyunsat. Fat
    4. Monounsat. Fat
    5. Trans Fat
  • Cholesterol
  • Sodium
  • Potassium
  • Total Carbohydrates
    1. Dietary Fiber
    2. Sugars
  • Protein
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin B6
  • Vitamin B12
  • Vitamin C
  • Calcium
  • Iron
  • Vitamin E
  • Magnesium
  • Alcohol
  • Caffeine
  • Find exactly what you're looking for with the web's most powerful recipe filtering tool.

    You are in: Home / Recipes / Best Macaroni Salad Recipe
    Lost? Site Map

    Best Macaroni Salad

    Best Macaroni Salad. Photo by Pinot Grigio

    1/2 Photos of Best Macaroni Salad

    more photos

    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    15 mins

    5 mins

    10 mins

    echo echo's Note:

    The main components of this salad are the macaroni and the dressing. The other ingredients can be changed to suit your tastes. I sometimes omit the tuna and add sliced radishes and chopped scallions. Preparation time includes cooking time for the macaroni, but not the time for chilling.

    • Save to Recipe Box

    • Add to Grocery List

    • Print

    • Email

    My Private Note



    Units: US | Metric


    1. 1
      Combine the macaroni, tuna, pepper and tomato.
    2. 2
      Mix together the mayonnaise, vinegar, mustard, salt, pepper and celery seeds, and stir into the macaroni mixture.
    3. 3

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on August 19, 2008


      You're right, the dressing makes this salad fantastic. Plus, it tastes even better if its been chilled first, preferably made the night before. I added carrot slivers and chopped scallions. Absolutely delicious and everyone always asks me for the recipe.

      people found this review Helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No
    • on April 22, 2008


      This really is the BEST Macaroni Salad!! For years, I've tried to duplicate the mac salad I grew up on and this is pretty darn close - and hubby thinks so too! I agree with another reviewer about the tuna - I wasn't going to add it but I had a can in the pantry that had been there for some time and I didn't think I liked tuna anymore - well, this changed my mind! Omitted the green pepper and tomato and used green peas instead due to personal preference. Vinegar was cider and mustard was dijon. Totally awesome! I made this last week to go with cheeseburgers on the grill and hubby and I couldn't stop eating this while the burgers were cooking. Tonite is grill nite again and I've been asked to make sure I make a double batch this time - which I did :). Thanks so much for sharing!

      people found this review Helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No
    • on April 02, 2007


      When it comes to macaroni salad, I have been around the block a time or two. This salad is one of the best I have tried. You are right, it is all about the pasta and that scrumptious dressing. I sub'd celery for green pepper and peas for the tomato. You can vary the ingredients according to what is seasonably fresh. Thanks, Edith. You have got a real winner.

      people found this review Helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No

    Read All Reviews (7)


    Nutritional Facts for Best Macaroni Salad

    Serving Size: 1 (146 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 239.7
    Calories from Fat 10
    Total Fat 1.1 g
    Saturated Fat 0.2 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 906.0 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 48.0 g
    Dietary Fiber 2.9 g
    Sugars 2.6 g
    Protein 8.5 g

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    low-fat mayonnaise

    Ideas from


    Everything Holidays

    Make this season merry, bright and manageable with our easy ideas.

    Advertisement Network of Sites

    • Mexican Recipes
    • Chinese Recipes
    • Australian Recipes
    • Breakfast Recipes
    • Greek Recipes
    • Restaurant Recipes
    • Italian Recipes
    • Christmas Recipes
    • Thanksgiving Recipes
    • Southern Recipes
    • Dessert Recipes
    • Deep Fried Recipes
    • Thai Recipes
    • Low Cholesterol Recipes
    • Indian Recipes
    • Healthy Recipes
    • Meatloaf Recipes