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Classic Macaroni Salad

Macaroni Salad is a hit at summer parties & BBQs with adults & kids alike. This is the best macaroni salad for all of your picnics and get-togethers.
Prep Time12 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time24 mins
Course: Picnic, Potluck, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: hawaiian macaroni salad
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 390kcal
Author: Kristin


  • 2 cups elbow macaroni 1/2 box
  • 4 tablespoons¬† sweet pickle relish
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 2 tablespoons chopped onion
  • 1 cup frozen peas cooked and cooled
  • 4 hard cooked eggs chopped
  • 2 teaspoons prepared mustard
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon salt to taste


  • Cook macaroni following directions on the package. Drain and rinse in colander and drain well. Cool to at least room temperature, or in the fridge.
  • Meanwhile, in a large bowl combine celery, onion, relish, eggs, salt and peas.
  • Stir in cooked macaroni.
  • Stir in mustard and mayonnaise and blend thoroughly.
  • Store in a tightly sealed container for up to 5 days. If salad seems dry, add a couple of tablespoons of mayonnaise to moisten.


Calories: 390kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 105mg | Sodium: 643mg | Potassium: 181mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 769IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 1mg