Jim's Macaroni Salad

Jim's Macaroni Salad


"This is my family's favorite. I have made this salad since I was a kid. I think it has just about everything you need in a salad of this kind."


40 m servings 488 cals
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Original recipe yields 9 servings



  • Calories:
  • 488 kcal
  • 24%
  • Fat:
  • 29.1 g
  • 45%
  • Carbs:
  • 43.3g
  • 14%
  • Protein:
  • 13.6 g
  • 27%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 117 mg
  • 39%
  • Sodium:
  • 793 mg
  • 32%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Cook the macaroni in a large pot of lightly salted boiling water until tender, 6-8 minutes depending on size. Drain, and set aside.
  2. Stir the vinegar and mayonnaise together in a bowl until thoroughly blended.
  3. Combine the cooked noodles, onions, pimentos, pickles, bell peppers, cheese, olives, and eggs in a large bowl. Add the mayonnaise mixture, and toss gently to coat ingredients. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
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  1. 131 Ratings


Wow. This is great. A trick I use for pasta and potato salads is to double the dressing and put 1/2 on when first made and then let the salad sit in the fridge so the flavors "marry". Then ad...

Well Jim, I have to say this is pretty darn good. I doctored it up a little bit though. Used 1/2 the pasta, 5 hardboiled eggs (since they were about to reach their pull date) a little green on...

I also thought this was a little dry-definitely needs more mayonnaise.

Yummm! This is a really good recipe.

This salad was a huge hit at a recent cookout, and it gets better the longer it sits in the fridge. We've played around with the recipe by adding bacon, fresh tomatoes and more pickles. Deliciou...

Really good salad. Just like potato...except with macaroni. I didn't use the green pepper or the vinegar and used onion powder in place of the onions. I made this for a small get together and...

Jim, this is a great recipe. Thanks. I made it for a dinner party (picnic) and everyone loved it. I did take the suggestions to add more wetness as 1 cup of mayo is not enough for the volume....

I changed this up a little to our likes. I omitted the pimento peppers, bell pepper and cheese. I added in peas, sliced olives sour cream and a little more mayo. It's a good basic macaroni sala...

This recipe made a HUGE bowl of salad. I would say much more than 8 – 10 servings. I would suggest using 12 ounces of macaroni, or increasing the cider vinegar to 1 ½ tablespoons and the mayon...