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Macaroni Salad Recipe
  • READY IN 20 mins

Macaroni Salad

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"I picked up this recipe from Germany, it is very simple and tasty. For a different taste, omit the gherkins and add 1/4 cup of chopped ham. The basic recipe is also delicious with boiled new potatoes instead of pasta."

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Original recipe makes 4 to 6 servings Change Servings


  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add macaroni and cook until al dente; drain.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine mayonnaise, raw egg and vinegar; whisk until smooth. Mix the green onions, hard-cooked eggs, and pickle into a bowl. Stir in cooled macaroni and mix until thoroughly combined.
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  • PREP 10 mins
  • COOK 10 mins
  • READY IN 20 mins

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 15, 2003

easy to cook and economical. everyone enjoyed it.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 23, 2009

I wonder if the 5 cups of macaroni is a typo, I believe it should read "5 cups cooked macaroni." That is the assumption I used when making this recipe, but still I ended up adding more mayo and some milk on the advice of another reviewer. Also, I used some dill relish in place of the pickle (same thing, right?).

Jul 15, 2004

I wanted to try this recipe because it was different. We found it to be very bland and dry. After tasting, I added more mayonnaise, garlic salt, celery seed, and a few other spices. After chilling it was dry again from the pasta soaking up the mayonnaise, ended up adding a little milk.

Jul 05, 2007

I tried this recipe for a 4th of July BBQ. I was not that thrilled about the raw egg so I left it out. It is good and easy, but it needs a little something extra. I ended up having to use an entire bottle of Mayo because it was so dry. I will make it again because it is easy but I plan on tweaking it a bit and adding some spices to it.

Aug 15, 2008

My mother-n-law is full German and just moved back to the us from Germany. This is just like her recipe. But she DOES NOT add raw egg. I think that was a misunderstading in your recipe. When I make it, I add Cilantro and use miracle whip. And when I want to switch it up I use turkey. It's very good!

Jul 04, 2005

Being concerned about raw eggs I just used more mayonnaise instead of the egg for the dressing so I'm not sure my review counts. This is a good, basic macaroni salad the way I made it, though the pasta tends to soak up all the dressing and you then have to add more.

Mar 10, 2014

This recipe wasn't too dry for us, however it was a little bland. I'm trying to pinpoint exactly how it could've been better. There are sooooo many ways you can make macaroni salad. I did have to add a bit of salt, probably could've been jazzed up in other ways too!


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  • Calories
  • 549 kcal
  • 27%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 83.6 g
  • 27%
  • Cholesterol
  • 174 mg
  • 58%
  • Fat
  • 14.7 g
  • 23%
  • Fiber
  • 4.9 g
  • 19%
  • Protein
  • 19.8 g
  • 40%
  • Sodium
  • 474 mg
  • 19%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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