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Magnificent Macaroni Salad

Magnificent Macaroni Salad

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Slightly sweet, classic macaroni salad recipe!

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Original recipe yields 5 servings



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  • Calories:
  • 783 kcal
  • 39%
  • Fat:
  • 57.4 g
  • 88%
  • Carbs:
  • 53.4g
  • 17%
  • Protein:
  • 14 g
  • 28%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 152 mg
  • 51%
  • Sodium:
  • 719 mg
  • 29%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet


  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook elbow macaroni in the boiling water, stirring occasionally, until cooked through but firm to the bite, 8 minutes; drain.
  2. Rinse macaroni in cold water until cool; drain.
  3. Stir mayonnaise, onion, parsley, mustard, rice vinegar, sugar, celery seed, and salt together in a bowl; add macaroni and eggs and stir to coat.
  4. Chill in refrigerate for 30 minutes before serving.
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Best macaroni salad recipe I've tried yet! Simple but great just the way it is or a wonderful base recipe to expand on. Will be making this again with Old Bay and crab meat soon! Two suggestions: First off, more onions and a course chop or they'll get lost in it all. Secondly, it will dry out in the fridge. When it does, just add water until it gets the creaminess back! Thanks for the recipe!

Lost Southern Boy

Did this tonight for Labor Day! Just excellent. I did add maybe a dozen or so stuffed green olives for a little brine favor... Next time, I might try a little more rice vinegar. But darned good stuff. The leftovers are MINE.


Made this yesterday- It's really good. I love that I didn't have to chop a ton of stuff. Did add a significant amount more of Mayo- It was too dry otherwise and I added another 2tsp of rice wine vinegar. Had to sub a tsp of celery salt for the seed and salt. LOVED THIS. WILL MAKE IT AGAIN.