Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 0 mins

While browsing for a pasta salad recipe, I found Inez Willenborg's Homestyle Macaroni Salad. It sounded good, but I didn't have all the ingredients, so I improvised and came up with this one. We absolutely loved it. Thank you, Inez, for the recipe that was the inspiration for this winner.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook pasta in salted boiling water until tender.
  2. Drain pasta and rinse with cold water.
  3. Combine all remaining ingredients in a large bowl.
  4. Add pasta and stir until the pasta is coated.
  5. Refrigerate at least an hour before serving.
Most Helpful

This is incredible! I doubled the sauce ingredients as I made it the night before the lunch I was going to serve it at and I didn't want it to dry out. It was perfect! I served it with chopped black olives, sliced green olives and mild banner rings as garnish. My guests raved! Thanks for making me look good PanNan!

Michelle S. January 26, 2003

I really enjoyed this salad! I used mayonaise and I didn't have any buttermilk so I added a tbls. of vinegar to a1/4 cup milk. I used commercial salsa. Thanks for a yummy recipe!

Sharon123 January 19, 2003

I took this to a labor day cook out and everyone loved it. First time I have ever used buttermilk and was quite impressed. I did as Michelle S did, I doubled the dressing as it sat over night and it was perfect the next day. Thanks for posting this one. Its a keeper.

Auntie Jan September 03, 2003

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