Marinara Marcaroni Salad

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by joiathome

Unique recipe, inherited from my in-laws. Originated on pasta package. Interesting combination of ingredients. Very nice picnic salad. Quick and easy.

Top Review by ratherbeswimmin

Great salad and very different. I upped the chili powder to 1 teaspoon. I found the marinara and sweet pickles a good combination of flavors. Very zesty and full of crunch. I served it over Memorial Day and my family/friends all thought it was delicious too. Thanks joathome.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 16 ounces salad macaroni
  • 1 12 cups mayonnaise
  • 12 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 cup marinara sauce
  • 1 (8 ounce) jar sweet pickle relish
  • 1 12 cups celery, chopped
  • 12 cup onion, minced
  • 1 can olive, chopped
  • salt and pepper


  1. Boil macaroni to al dente (per pkg directions).
  2. Rinse with cold water and set aside to dry.
  3. Combine mayo, marinara, relish, celery, onion and olives.
  4. Add macaroni to mixture.
  5. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Refrigerate 3-4 hours.

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