Crowd-Pleaser Classic Macaroni Salad
photo by *Parsley*
- Ready In:
- 2 cups cooked macaroni
- 2 hard-cooked eggs, chopped (optional)
- 1⁄4 cup chopped celery
- 1⁄4 cup chopped onion
- 1⁄3 - 1⁄2 cup mayonnaise or 1/3-1/2 cup Miracle Whip
- 1⁄2 teaspoon mustard
- 2 teaspoons vinegar
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons sugar
- 1⁄2 teaspoon pepper
- Combine ingredients. Chill before serving.
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Classic indeed! Wow, I loved this salad, I followed this exactly and even used the optional hard-cooked eggs. The celery and onion really added such a nice crunch and the mayo, mustard, and vinegar made a delightful dressing that moistened all of the pasta up. I would change anything about this, and it is just delightful on it's own. Thanks for posting this, GoldsmithLissa! Made for *PAC* 2009.
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