Old Fashioned Macaroni Salad

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

This is  a repost from last year. I have had a few people email me about this recipe this week alone, so I thought I would share it with my newer readers. It is a great  recipe.

We were invited to a party last night and my husband asked me to fix a side dish. Since I knew they were having hot dogs and hamburgers, I decided to make a macaroni salad. I always  get nervous when I make food for people.I  am always fearful that they might think my food is gross and I will leave with as much food as I came with. thankfully, last night I came home with an empty bowl.This salad is so easy to make. It is a sweet salad, but tastes so good when it is cold and the flavors have melded for a few hours. I do not think it is as good right after making it. So plan ahead and refrigerate it for awhile before serving it. I promise it gets better as it sits. You can add and omit as well. Although I would leave in the celery and onion. I leave out the peppers if I do not have any (as in this picture), just as long as I have the onion, celery and egg. And it is kid friendly as well. I think  they like it because it has such a sweet taste too it. As we left the party last night, I received a few compliments on it. I hope you do as well.


  • 1 box uncooked macaroni
  •  4 hard boiled eggs, chopped 
  • 1/2 cup  celery, chopped
  • 1/2 cup  onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup red pepper, chopped
  •  1 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons yellow mustard
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • 1/3 cup sugar

Directions : Cook and drain macaroni. Cool. Add eggs, celery, peppers and onion. Mix mayonnaise, mustard, vinegar, and sugar thoroughly, then add to macaroni mixture. Chill well .


  1. My Mom used to make something very similar to this! Haven't had it in ages, will have to fix soon!

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  3. Hi there

    I'm following you from Tuesday Tag Along. That macaroni salad looks delicious!!


  4. Hi Liz,
    So simple, yet so delicious. Thanks for sharing. I'm a new follower!


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  6. That looks good!

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  7. I am actually planning on making macaroni salad today. Forgot the onions though, have to go back out to get them.
    First time I have heard of sugar being added to it.

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  8. Following you from Tuesday Tag-A-Long
    I will have to tell one of my co-workers about this she loves pasta salad

  9. Looks delish!! I have been craving some macaroni salad for a while. I just need a few ingredients and I'm ready to go!!

  10. Sounds yummy!
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  11. That looks really good! The bowl wouldn't go home full if you brought it here, that's for sure. Thanks for sharing!

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  13. I love the simplicity of this recipe! It's hard to find macaroni shaped noodles here but I can easily substitute it with another similiar pasta. Will have to try this. :-)

  14. Yum, I can't wait to try this!
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  16. Oh goodness... this looks and sounds so good! I haven't had macaroni salad in way too long. Thank you for sharing it with us.

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  17. That picture makes soooo hungry!!!

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  18. Oh, I hate that feeling of bringing something and not knowing if people will like it! Thanks for sharing a recipe that you've tested and received compliments on! ♥ Michelle

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  19. Looks delicious! I'm now following you from FF!

  20. Liz, this is one of the favorite recipes I've ever gotten from your blog. I make it almost every week in the summer. Anytime we are having company or invited to a cookout. Rarely are there ever any leftovers! Thanks for sharing such great recipes!

  21. Deb, thank you for stopping by. I am so glad that you enjoy my blog. And the macaroni salad, I have to admit, is one of my favorites as well. It is hard for me to stop eating it when it is in the fridge.Have a great week, my friend. Talk to you soon.


  22. This sounds soooo good! Thank you for sharing. You are one of the features at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link to this week's bash! Hope to see you again real soon! Happy week to you! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse