Sorry I didn't like this, felt it was a bit dry and also had too much celery seed.
I'm not sure if giving this 5 stars is fair because I changed the recipe while I was making it. I didn't use the vinegar or the mustard, and I used celery salt instead of celery seed. I also only used a cup of mayo and then some Half & Half until my dressing was creamy. It was delicious!
Wow! This is really great! I've tried before to make macaroni salad on my own and couldn't get it to taste right. I really think that it came down to the mustard and the vinegar...I would have never thought to put those in the dressing:) A keeper, thank you! **I omit the olives and bacon for potlucks at work--still a hit:)<br/>5.2.10 I make this all the time and found I like Wickles brand relish--it's got a tiny bit of heat to it and great flavor and I've also used half mayo half sour cream on occasion and tricolor rotini.<br/>I love celery seed but it is a bit strong for some people. I sometimes cut the amount in half and run the seeds through a pepper grinder that I use only for the celery seed. Makes it more of a powder and no seeds sticking in your teeth:lol: I don't know this for a fact but I sort of think grinding it helps get the flavor out so you can use less than if you were going to add the whole seeds.
This is the best recipe for macaroni salad I have made in 40 years of cooking. Thanks
Whoa! This is one of the greatest macaroni salads I've ever had/made! My DH said it was the BEST he'd ever eaten. I think the key is the celery seed. I'll be making again for sure!! Made exactly as written, no subs. Cut the serving size in half. That's for a wonderful summertime bbq (or anytime) recipe!
I have made this several time already and it has been a hit! Instead of elbow macaroni I use Rotini which I think makes it look a bit fancier. Also instead of cooking bacon I use Hormel Real Bacon Pieces which can be found in the salad dressing isle. It gives it the same flavor without having to fry actual bacon.
Just ok. Had to double the sauce to make it creamy. Next time I would leave out the celery seed. Probably won't make it again.
Mam-oh-man, DELICIOUS! Been searching for a great mac salad for a while... glad I found this one! Already had most of the ingredients on hand. Fast and easy to prepare. I like it creamy-creamy so I mixed and added a little extra dressing. Served with fried catfish, seasoned collard greens and southern cornbread hushpuppies... Yummy! My family is already asking for more! Plan to try the recipe by adding diced ham or diced chicken breast. Thanks for this fabulous creation!
thank you for the variations i will be trying this for the 4th of july
Made this for dinner as we were going to be grilling. Not knowing if we would like the olives in it, I used the lesser amount. Next time I will use the larger amount. But I will definitely cut the celery seed. It was way too much. So much that some family members left theirs untouched after one bite. :(