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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
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  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins
  • READY IN

    2 hrs 30 mins

Directions

  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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Reviews More Reviews

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

u r so right !!! this is the best mac salad i ever ate, and i've eaten many.thank you for sharing.it 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

 
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.

 
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.

 
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!

 
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

 
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.

 

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Nutrition

  • 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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