Macaroni Salad

Macaroni Salad

Salad Pasta Salad Macaroni Salad

This recipe is easily multiplied for a crowd. Everyone in my family asks me to bring this to our functions. I even make it for weddings. Sometimes I use a mixture of different kinds of pasta, especially if I only have a little of this kind or that. Depending on what type of macaroni used, more dressing may be required. The recipe calls for red onion, but sweet onion is great, too.

Servings per recipe: 6
Calories per serving: 689
Preparation time: 15m
Total cooking time: 45m


  • 1 (16 ounce) package macaroni
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper, or to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 2 tablespoons sweet pickle juice
  • 2 tablespoons celery seed
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onion
  • 1/2 cup pimento-stuffed green olives
  • 1/4 cup chopped sweet pickle
  • 2 carrots, grated
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped


  • 1   Cook pasta in a large pot of boiling water until al dente. Drain; rinse with cold water. Set aside.
  • 2   Meanwhile, place eggs in a saucepan, and fill with enough cold water to cover eggs completely by about 1 inch. Bring water to a boil. Cover, remove from heat, and let eggs stand in hot water for 20 minutes. Immediately remove from hot water and cool in an ice water bath. When cool enough to handle, peel and chop eggs.
  • 3   In a medium bowl, mix together mayonnaise, sour cream, dry mustard, sweet pickle juice, and celery seed. Season with salt and black pepper.
  • 4   In a large bowl, combine drained pasta, celery, onion, olives, sweet pickles, carrots, green pepper, and chopped eggs. Stir in dressing, and mix well. Refrigerate before serving.

Nutrion facts:

Total Fat 40.3g 62%
    Saturated Fat 8.0g  
Cholesterol 146mg 49%
Sodium 1120mg 45%
Potassium 471mg 13%
Total Carbohydrates 66.7g 22%
Dietary Fiber 4.4g 18%
Protein 16.2g 32%
Sugars 8g  
Vitamin A 4681IU  
Vitamin C 22mg  
Calcium 128mg  
Iron 5mg  
Thiamin 1mg  
Niacin 9mg  
Vitamin B6 1mg  
Magnesium 68mg  
Folate 214mcg