Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 0 mins

My late Aunts fantastic Macaroni Salad recipe. Goes great with chicken or steak. You can substitute the Mayo for Light or Fat Free for a healthier salad.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine the first 5 ingredients in a large bowl.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients to the bowl.
  3. Toss and chill.
Most Helpful

This salad was really good. I used 1 1/2 cups of elbow macaroni that was uncooked, boiled it up and threw the salad together at about 11:00 PM last night and let everything mingle in the refrigerator until dinner tonight at 5:30 PM. When I first put this together I thought it was very wet, but after sitting in the refrigerator it was the perfect amount of dressing compared to macaroni and vegetables. I paired with with burgers and a garden salad for a nice summer meal for our son's 3rd birthday party. Thank you E-Money27! Made for Zaar Chef Alphabet Soup ~ Jan-June 2013.

ElizabethKnicely June 30, 2013

I had problems and think I must have misread the macaroni measurement. As written the recipe calls for cooked macaroni, but the result is swimming in mayo and the veggies outweigh the macaroni. I ended up stirring in about double of macaroni. The flavors are fine and it made a tasty salad. Is the measurement really 1 1/2 cups UNcooked? <br/>Made for Pick A Chef Spring 2013.

Susie D April 09, 2013

We really enjoyed this mac salad alongside a sandwich. It's simple and tasty. Thanks for sharing. Made for Spring PAC 2013.

lazyme April 08, 2013