4th of July Macaroni Salad

Debra Hughes


Hubby works for Airlines, called and asked for his"fave" macaroni salad to bring to Pot Luck lunch. I did not have a bowl big enough to send it in so ..I bought a sand bucket with shovel, adding a tiny American Flag.. Ton's of smiles, now I just hope they enjoy the salad. :)


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45 Min
25 Min


  • 1
    bag of salad macaroni
  • 2 small
    cans of sliced black olives- drained
  • 1/4
    sweet finely diced onion- vidalias
  • 1/4
    finely diced red bell pepper
  • 6
    hard boiled eggs, diced
  • 5
    finely diced sweet pickles
  • ·
    small diced- tillmook medium cheddar cheese
  • 1
    bag of frozen tiny petite sweet peas
  • 2 c
    best foods mayonaise (hellman's is the same )
  • 2 Tbsp
    prepared mustard
  • ·
    lawry's seasoning salt-to taste
  • ·
    fresh ground black pepper-to taste
  • ·
    spanish paprika for color

How to Make 4th of July Macaroni Salad


  1. Cook macaroni, do not over cook
  2. while macaroni is cooking, in a large bowl add diced hard boiled eggs, olives, pickles, diced cheese,red bell pepper, onions, and sweet peas ( can rinse and drain. Do not cook them )
  3. Once all ingredients are diced up,add mayo & mustard. Include your salt and pepper before blending with other ingredients, that way they blend all together .
  4. Toss macaroni and all ingredients together, sprinkle a little Paprika for inviting color on top. Enjoy !!

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About 4th of July Macaroni Salad

Course/Dish: Pasta Salads
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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