Creamy Macaroni Salad

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Treat your taste buds to this Classic American Macaroni Salad! Just the right blend of creamy texture and tangy flavors! 🥗👌




Prep time

20 min

Cooking time

10 min

Total time

30 min




2 cups uncooked elbow macaroni

3 hard-cooked eggs, chopped

1 small onion, finely chopped

3 stalks celery, chopped

1 small bell pepper, seeded and chopped

2 tablespoons dill pickle relish

2 cups creamy salad dressing (e.g., Miracle Whip)

3 tablespoons yellow mustard

1/4 cup white sugar

2 1/4 teaspoons white vinegar

1/4 teaspoon salt

3/4 teaspoon celery seed



Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil: Add macaroni and cook until tender, about 8 minutes. Drain and rinse under cold water to cool.


In a large mixing bowl: combine the cooked macaroni, eggs, onion, celery, bell pepper, and dill pickle relish. Mix well.


In a smaller bowl: whisk together the creamy salad dressing, mustard, sugar, vinegar, salt, and celery seed. Pour over the macaroni mixture and toss to coat evenly.


Refrigerate: for at least 4 hours, preferably overnight, to allow flavors to blend.

Additional tips

  • Add a Crunch: For a delightful textural contrast, consider adding some crunch to your salad. Chopped nuts like walnuts or almonds, or even crispy bacon bits can provide a satisfying crunch that pairs wonderfully with the creamy texture of the salad.
  • Fresh Herbs Boost: To brighten up the flavors, try incorporating fresh herbs. A handful of chopped parsley, chives, or even a bit of fresh dill can add a fresh, herby dimension that complements the creamy dressing beautifully.
  • Adjust the Sweetness: Depending on your taste preferences, you might find the traditional recipe a bit too sweet. Feel free to reduce the sugar amount or substitute it with a milder sweetener like honey or agave syrup. This adjustment allows you to control the overall sweetness while still maintaining the salad’s classic flavor profile.


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