Mama's Macaroni Salad

Mama's Macaroni Salad


"This is a favorite pot-luck macaroni salad with olives and celery blended together to create a sweet and creamy side dish!"


8 h 20 m servings 888 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 888 kcal
  • 44%
  • Fat:
  • 71.6 g
  • 110%
  • Carbs:
  • 53.8g
  • 17%
  • Protein:
  • 10.5 g
  • 21%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 31 mg
  • 10%
  • Sodium:
  • 1186 mg
  • 47%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add the macaroni, and cook until tender, about 8 minutes. Drain and cool.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the mayonnaise, mustard, relish, olives, celery and green onions. Mix in the macaroni, and season with salt and pepper to taste. Add more mayonnaise if you like. For best flavor, cover and refrigerate over night. Sprinkle with paprika just before serving.
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  1. 27 Ratings


EXCELLENT! Just what I wanted: a basic mac salad recipe. I would recommend mixing the mayo and mustard together and then slowly adding to the macaroni, to your taste (I am very particular abou...

Grand Slam Mama! After reading the reviews, the only changes I made were decrease the mustard to 1/4 cup, add 4 Tbl apple cider vinegar with 2 Tbl sugar,and a tsp of mustard powder, mixed in 5 ...

Not a single thing changed, and it was fantastic! I had never made Macaroni Salad before but found myself with a half a package cooked after making Mac n Cheese the night before. This turned out...

I've made this twice. I can't save it to my recipe box as written because the preferred version is my second attempt at making it with revisions as follows: Less mustard- 3 Tbsps. and the type ...

Thank God for Mothers !!! Simple to make and great raves from the guys. I cut back on the mustard and found that more people liked the recipe. This is a real crowd pleaser !!!!!!

I did'nt put celery or black olives in mine. I put green onions, red and green bell peppers. It was the hit of the party!!!!!

I loved it and have made it more than once for family get togethers. Everyone was so impressed! The last time I made it I added some sunflower seeds to add some extra crunch. I liked the results...

This was excellent. I was searching for a macaroni salad to serve with dinner but didn't want the same ol' thing. So I found this here and it was wonderful. My husband and I love it!

This recipe turned put a little dry for me, but I loved the mustard in it. I will try to make again to see if it can turn out a little less dry.