Aunt Woofie's Macaroni Salad

Aunt Woofie's Macaroni Salad created by AuntWoofieWoof

I have been making my Macaroni Salad like this for years. . The juice from the green olives and pickles really add to the flavor of the salad. Slice the olives and pickles before measuring them. This is really good if you make it the night before you are going to serve it. It gives the different flavors and juices a chance to blend really well. I don't like my pasta salads with a lot of mustard so I use horseradish sauce. You can replace it with more mustard if you want. I use the mustard for color only. Prep time is approximate. Cook time is the refrigeration time. This recipe can easily be doubled.

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  • Bring water to a boil and add macaroni.
  • Cook until macaroni is done.
  • Drain, rinse and set aside.
  • In a medium sized bowl mix next 6 ingredients together until well blended.
  • If the mixture is too thick add the milk a little at a time until desired consistency is reached.
  • Add the sliced black and green olives, chopped pickles, chopped onion and chopped egg.
  • Stir until well blended.
  • Add the macaroni and mix well until the macaroni is covered with the mixture.
  • You may need to add a little bit more milk to make it easier to mix together.
  • Add a tablespoon or so at a time.
  • Garnish with the egg slices.
  • Sprinkle with Paprika if desired.
  • Refrigerate for at least one hour or overnight before serving.
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"I have been making my Macaroni Salad like this for years. . The juice from the green olives and pickles really add to the flavor of the salad. Slice the olives and pickles before measuring them. This is really good if you make it the night before you are going to serve it. It gives the different flavors and juices a chance to blend really well. I don't like my pasta salads with a lot of mustard so I use horseradish sauce. You can replace it with more mustard if you want. I use the mustard for color only. Prep time is approximate. Cook time is the refrigeration time. This recipe can easily be doubled. "

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  1. Chef Dudo
    Very nice salad. Took the hints from other reviewers and used less mayo than stated. In fact I used only 1/4 cup and that was just fine. Did not need to use any milk. Although I love horseradish I would perhaps use a little less (maybe 1 1/2 tbs) next time. I think that if you use the full amount of mayo, then use also 2 tbs horseradish. Anyway, this was a hit here and will surely be made again. Oh, another thing, maybe we are just too greedy but I do not think this will serve 4-6 people, rather 3. But again, maybe we are too greedy. Made for PAC Spring '08. Thanks for posting.
  2. Cooking in Wis.
    This was ok. The family didn't like it, although I did. I didn't use the entire amount of mayo. Seemed excessive for the amount of macaroni used. I make a salad similar to this except I add chopped green pepper, celery and onion. I liked the flavor the horseradish gave the salad.
  3. iris5555
    A nice change from the typical macaroni salad. I omitted the eggs and sugar and used much less mayo. The horseradish sauce I used was a little strong so it may have detracted from the other flavors.
  4. Pot Scrubber
    I make my macaroni salad pretty much like this but have never written it down. You know how it is- just eyeball everything and pray. People always ask me for the recipe and now when requested I will hand them this one. The brine from pickle juice is a secret that my mother taught me and is essential IMHO in any good macaroni (or potato) salad. Great salad- thanks for putting it on paper for me!
  5. AuntWoofieWoof
    Aunt Woofie's Macaroni Salad Created by AuntWoofieWoof
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