Old Fashioned Macaroni Salad

Old Fashioned Macaroni Salad


"My family has been making this for years, and it is my absolute favorite dish!!"


servings 369 cals
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Original recipe yields 10 servings



  • Calories:
  • 369 kcal
  • 18%
  • Fat:
  • 27 g
  • 41%
  • Carbs:
  • 19.9g
  • 6%
  • Protein:
  • 12.3 g
  • 25%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 23 mg
  • 8%
  • Sodium:
  • 248 mg
  • 10%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Cook noodles in a large pot of boiling water until al dente. Rinse under cold water, and drain.
  2. Mix tuna, onion, bell pepper, celery, garlic powder, mayonnaise, salt and pepper, and mustard together in a large bowl. Add pasta, and mix well.
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  1. 130 Ratings


We loved this, even Scott who doesn't like cold pasta. I did make a coupld of changes. We used can chicken (don't like tuna)(I put in in a bowl and separated the chunks with a fork), used the ...

Yum. I have made this twice now, the first time following it to a tee for (tuna macaroni) & the second time just looking for macaroni salad, in which I changed a bit. I used eggs instead of tu...

Great recipe if you don't like a sweet macaroni salad. My husband who hates the normal sweet macaroni salad loves this. He said what ever you do don't lose this recipe. I used one can of tuna a...

I followed this recipe exactly. There was too much garlic for my taste. Also, my house smelled of garlic for 3 days because of this recipe. I would not make this again, and would reccomend anyo...

We were entertaining some neighbors and I made this to go along with a brisket and red potatoes. I didn't have any tuna, so I left it out, but added chopped boiled eggs. Instead of celery, I l...

Made it first time and immediate realize that I must use honey Dijon mustard instead. I also added paprika and about 1 and 1/2 of table spoon of Dill pickle juice to taste. Without paprika and...

I was looking for a super easy lunch and this was perfect! I added a pinch of celery salt (my husband hates celery, so we compromised) and took the advice on using a little bit of pickle juice....

This has become my holy grail macaroni salad recipe. I took it to a church supper a couple of months ago, and it was a big hit!! I did make a minor change, in that I used Miracle Whip in place o...

Wow! How about that garlic? Good salad, but I cut garlic back to 1t, used 4 green onions, 1 cup mayo, and 1T Dijon mustard. Hard cooked eggs will be used next time I make this. Thanks Jennie.