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Old Fashioned Macaroni Salad

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Old fashioned macaroni salad is the retro recipe that will remind you of growing up at Grandmas. Cue the big scoops on the side and lets get busy making this simple, but delicious, party side dish. Also perfect for Thanksgiving, you cannot go wrong adding this one to the menu this holiday season.

One thing about macaroni salad is that everyone has an opinion. There are hoards of variations regarding this traditional side dish and what you like in it or on it is something that is continuously debated. Growing up I was exposed to just about every macaroni salad that you can imagine.

From tangy to sweet, every picnic, church function and family get together has included this aging staple. And why not? Wrapped up in delicious spices and mayo, the pasta is so creamy and delicious.

Now this macaroni salad is a basic version but its absolutely the best macaroni salad. It can be added and detracted from quite easily.

To mix it up, you can add olives or colored peppers and feel free to experiment with different pasta sizes as well.

If you make my macaroni salad and did something special with it, make sure you tag me at #SaltySideDish on social media so I can follow along!

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Old Fashioned Macaroni Salad

This tastes like traditional macaroni salad. It’s a 10-15 minute salad, longer if you don’t have your pasta ready.

How to make Macaroni Salad

Add macaroni, eggs, and celery in a mixing bowl and mix well.

Stir in mayonnaise, mustard, onion powder, salt and pepper and mix well.

Add all but 1 teaspoon of green onions and mix well.

Refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight.

Serve with remaining onions sprinkled on top.

Serves 6-8

 

Old Fashioned Macaroni Salad
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins
 

Old fashioned macaroni salad is the retro recipe that will remind you of growing up at Grandmas. Cue the big scoops on the side and lets get busy making this simple, but delicious, party side dish. Also perfect for Thanksgiving, you cannot go wrong adding this one to the menu this holiday season.

Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: macaroni salad
Servings: 6 people
Ingredients
  • 4 cups cooked macaroni about 2 cups dry
  • 1 cup real mayonnaise
  • 3 hard boiled eggs chopped
  • 1/2 cup diced celery
  • 2 green onions thinly sliced and divided
  • 1 tablespoon prepared yellow mustard
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
Instructions
  1. Add macaroni, eggs, and celery in a mixing bowl and mix well.
  2. Stir in mayonnaise, mustard, onion powder, salt and pepper and mix well.
  3. Add all but 1 teaspoon of green onions and mix well.
  4. Refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight. Serve with remaining onions sprinkled on top.

 

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