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Macaroni Salad

Classic Macaroni Salad Recipe

  • Author: Melissa Griffiths-Bless this Mess
  • Total Time: 22 min
  • Yield: Serves 8-10 1x


A Classic Macaroni Salad recipe, just like you'd get from your grocer's deli, only better! Loaded with celery, carrots, peppers, and eggs and topped with a homemade creamy dressing. A great option for a neighborhood cookout!

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  • 2 cups macaroni pasta (about 8 ounces)
  • 1 cup chopped boiled eggs (about 4 eggs)
  • ½ cup finely chopped red bell pepper
  • ½ cup finely grated carrot
  • ½ cup finely chopped celery
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon or yellow mustard
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sugar (optional)
  • Salt, to taste
  • Pepper, to taste


  1. Cook the pasta according to package directions until it is cooked al dente. Drain and rinse in cold water.
  2. While the pasta cooks, in a small bowl combine the mayonnaise, sour cream, mustard, vinegar, and sugar and stir to combine.
  3. Add the pasta to a medium mixing bowl. Add the eggs, bell pepper, carrot, celery, and red onion to the pasta. Add the mayonnaise mixture.
  4. Stir everything together until it is all well-coated. Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve right away.
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 12 min
  • Category: Sides
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American

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