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The BEST Macaroni Salad You Will EVER Have!! Recipe
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The BEST Macaroni Salad You Will EVER Have!!

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"This macaroni salad has been in my family for generations. and I have never had anyone say they don't love it! I have friends who constantly ask me for the recipe, yet I have never given it out....until now. This salad is the BEST macaroni salad in the world, you just gotta try it to believe me! Please rate if you like it! I love to serve this with hamburgers or bratwurst on a summer day! This goes very well at any party and even at Thanksgiving!"

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Original recipe makes 14 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    2 hrs 30 mins


  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook elbow macaroni in the boiling water until cooked through but firm to the bite, 8 minutes; drain. Rinse with cold water to cool completely; drain.
  2. Mix macaroni, tuna, eggs, tomatoes, onion, and cucumber in a large mixing bowl.
  3. Whisk salad dressing and milk together in a separate bowl until smooth. Beat sugar, mustard, pepper, and salt into the dressing mixture; pour over the macaroni mixture and stir to coat.
  4. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 2 hours.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 07, 2013

This is a great salad! I like a few more tomatoes in mine but otherwise it was perfect! Thanks.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 09, 2013

WAY too much dressing which was WAY too sweet, I did not like the raw onion and cucumbers in it either...but I could substitute more to my taste green pepper and get the same effect. The tomatoes were a nice addition. won't make this again

Jun 09, 2013

Was looking for some summer comfort food and this fit the bill. I used a tablespoon of honey instead of sugar. So good.

Jun 09, 2013

u r so right !!! this is the best mac salad i ever ate, and i've eaten many.thank you for makes plenty for a crowd .my pickey son loved it.said it was the best salad i ever made ,however i gave u the credit.thanks again

Jul 01, 2013

I love this recipe! I tried it the first way, and felt it was a little too tangy and too much dressing, so I used 1 1/2 cups of Miracle Whip and 3/4 cup of Hellman's mayo, and cut the milk to a 1/4 cup. I also added 1/4 cup of pre-shredded carrot, cut into smaller pieces. I love how simple and refreshing it is, great on a really hot summer day!

Jul 07, 2013

Yielded way to much sauce so I will reduce milk and dressing next time. I used mayo instead of miracle whip so the sweetness was perfect.

May 31, 2014

Very good and easy. After reading other reviews I only used 1/2 the amount of Miracle Whip (still a bit too much I'd say). I used 2 Tbsp of mustard and also substituted the sugar with 1 Tbsp honey. I only had 3 hard boiled eggs and no cucumber. So I used a stalk of celery that gave it a nice crunch. I also added an extra can of tuna. The best thing about this recipe is you can easily change it up and use what you like or have on hand.

Jun 17, 2013

made this salad and was really good but i added half of the mayo i think it was too much and added less milk


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  • Calories
  • 367 kcal
  • 18%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 38.1 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol
  • 116 mg
  • 39%
  • Fat
  • 17.1 g
  • 26%
  • Fiber
  • 1.9 g
  • 8%
  • Protein
  • 13.9 g
  • 28%
  • Sodium
  • 762 mg
  • 30%

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

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