Nona's Famous Macaroni Salad

Nona's Famous Macaroni Salad

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"This recipe was my beloved late mother-in-law's always requested salad. It is deceptively easy and I still prepare it for my children and family. A few of the ingredients include radishes, green onions, celery and a bit of mayonnaise."


40 m servings 216 cals
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Original recipe yields 10 servings



  • Calories:
  • 216 kcal
  • 11%
  • Fat:
  • 5.1 g
  • 8%
  • Carbs:
  • 35.6g
  • 11%
  • Protein:
  • 6.3 g
  • 13%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 2 mg
  • < 1%
  • Sodium:
  • 68 mg
  • 3%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; rinse under cold water, and drain.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the pasta, radishes, green onions, celery, mayonnaise, salt and pepper. Mix well, chill, and serve with sliced tomatoes.
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  1. 13 Ratings


This was a hit at a party we had, it is even better the second day.

Excellent! No changes, just seasonal additions. Chopped zucchini, fresh snap peas, cucumber, green are limited by your imagination. I also learned on Cook Illustrated to add season...

This is a great recipe. I, too, upped the mayo (Hellman's Mayonnaise because it's the best), and I also added a dash of vinegar to give it a little zing. I added frozen peas, which adds to the...

Excellent! Very tasty and a unique salad idea. I upped the mayonnaise to 1/3 cup because I had a lot of veggies cut up, and was surprised to find that that was enough...I had expected to need ...

It was okay. I thought it was a little bland and definitely not enough mayo - I had to add a whole other half a cup to make it at all creamy. It could use some more flavor. The other people I...

Used peas instead of celery.

This was a very good salad. I used reduced fat mayo and whole wheat pasta. It turned out great,not to heavy and very fresh tasting.

I appreciate the inspiration from this dish to use radishes the way one would use red onion for some kick. I will likely make it again. This is a good dish, but the recipe as written is just t...

Refreshingly crisp--not loaded with mayo like other salads. Will make again!