Magnificent Macaroni Salad Recipe -
Magnificent Macaroni Salad Recipe
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Magnificent Macaroni Salad

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"Slightly sweet, classic macaroni salad recipe!"

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Original recipe makes 5 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    50 mins


  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook elbow macaroni in the boiling water, stirring occasionally, until cooked through but firm to the bite, 8 minutes; drain.
  2. Rinse macaroni in cold water until cool; drain.
  3. Stir mayonnaise, onion, parsley, mustard, rice vinegar, sugar, celery seed, and salt together in a bowl; add macaroni and eggs and stir to coat.
  4. Chill in refrigerate for 30 minutes before serving.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 12, 2012

Best macaroni salad recipe I've tried yet! Simple but great just the way it is or a wonderful base recipe to expand on. Will be making this again with Old Bay and crab meat soon! Two suggestions: First off, more onions and a course chop or they'll get lost in it all. Secondly, it will dry out in the fridge. When it does, just add water until it gets the creaminess back! Thanks for the recipe!

Most Helpful Critical Review
May 21, 2013

Without a doubt, wonderful salad. The rice wine vinager and a little bit of sugar make all the differance in the world. I'm thinking of adding a little cheadder cheese next time. Made it as recipe and made no changes. Thank you for a great and easy salad.

Sep 03, 2012

Did this tonight for Labor Day! Just excellent. I did add maybe a dozen or so stuffed green olives for a little brine favor... Next time, I might try a little more rice vinegar. But darned good stuff. The leftovers are MINE.

May 29, 2012

Made this yesterday- It's really good. I love that I didn't have to chop a ton of stuff. Did add a significant amount more of Mayo- It was too dry otherwise and I added another 2tsp of rice wine vinegar. Had to sub a tsp of celery salt for the seed and salt. LOVED THIS. WILL MAKE IT AGAIN.

May 27, 2012

Awesome!!! Increased salt n rice vinegar n reduced mustard by half...just to suit my tastes. So glad I didn't start adding extras!! Thought it would b one dimensional n need some additives but it is literally perfect, simple n tasty!! Thnk u!!

Jul 08, 2012

After reading the reviews I tried this recipe and absolutely loved it. My only changes were that I used dried parsley, as I didn't have fresh. I also used finely chopped celery instead of celery seeds. Great recipe, it will be my standard from now on.

Jul 04, 2012

This is the best macaroni salad I have ever tasted! I doubled the pasta and used about half the amount of onion. I also used only the whites of the hard boiled eggs, and the yolks weren't missed at all. I didn't have elbow macaroni in my pantry, so I used small penne, and it was just fine. I didn't need to increase the amount of mayonnaise even with the increase in was still very creamy...could even have used less in order to be a little bit more healthy. This is easy, and oh so delicious. I will make this again soon! I hard boiled extra eggs while making the three for this recipe - to keep in the fridge for egg salad or a snack. Thanks for this great recipe!

Jul 04, 2012

This recipe is beyond excellent! The only thing we added was 1 rib of finely chopped celery. Divine...


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  • Calories
  • 783 kcal
  • 39%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 53.4 g
  • 17%
  • Cholesterol
  • 152 mg
  • 51%
  • Fat
  • 57.4 g
  • 88%
  • Fiber
  • 3.3 g
  • 13%
  • Protein
  • 14 g
  • 28%
  • Sodium
  • 719 mg
  • 29%

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

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