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classic macaroni salad

(4 ratings)
Recipe by
Carmen Gonzales
Salt Lake City, UT

This makes ALOT of salad so you may want to half the recipe for a smaller family

(4 ratings)
prep time 15 Min
cook time 10 Min

Ingredients For classic macaroni salad

  • 4 c
    uncooked elbow macaroni
  • 1 c
    mayonnaise or miracle whip
  • 1/4 c
    red wine vinegar
  • 2/3 c
    white sugar
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp
    prepared yellow mustard
  • 1 1/2 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground black pepper
  • 1 lg
    onion chopped
  • 2 lg
    celery stalks chopped
  • 1 md
    bell pepper seeded and chopped
  • 1 lg
    tomato chopped

How To Make classic macaroni salad

  • 1
    1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add the macaroni, and cook until tender, about 8 minutes. Rinse under cold water and drain. 2. In a large bowl, mix together the mayonnaise, vinegar, sugar, mustard, salt and pepper. Stir in the onion, celery, green pepper, tomato and macaroni. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours before serving, but preferably overnight.

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