Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 7 mins

My mom's macaroni salad recipe. I leave out the bell peppers because Hubby doesn't care for them, and I chop the onions very fine because I don't like biting into big pieces. I also recommend making extra dressing to add later. The macaroni will absorb the moisture as it sets, which could make the salad seem too dry.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Boil macaroni according to package directions, being sure not to overcook.
  2. Drain macaroni in a colander, then run under cold water or return to the pot and fill with cold water to chill.
  3. Combine the dressing ingredients in a large bowl and mix well.
  4. Combine macaroni, dressing and your choice of add-ins in a large bowl (preferably one with a lid for storage) and mix thoroughly.
  5. Chill for at least 2-3 hours so flavors can blend.
  6. Add extra dressing if needed.


Most Helpful

Very easy.
Didnt use bell peppers ,only cuz didnt have on hand.
Also used Miracle whip instead o Mayo.So I doubled recipe but only used 1 cup Miracle Whip.
Peace Out

SexPot August 06, 2012

Good macaroni salad. I used all the add-ins except the bell peppers. I also used coarse black pepper and paprika to sprinkle over top. It was very good, but not what I'd consider oustanding. I think it could use some other herbs and/or spices. Thanx for posting !

*Parsley* May 27, 2012

This was good but it needs something. I left out the green pepper but used all the other add-ins. I think maybe I'll add some sweet pickles and/or olives to the rest. Thanks for sharing. Made for PAC Fall 2011.

CJAY October 11, 2011

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