Great-Grandmom Kratz Macaroni Shrimp Salad

Great-grandmom Kratz Macaroni Shrimp Salad

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Lauren Conforti


I grew up on this stuff! It is delicious. I always thought it was Mommom's recipe, but when I was talking to her about it, I found out that her mother actually was the one who made it, then Mommom brought it down South Jersey where I grew up. Yum! If you're feeding a crowd, just double the recipe!


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20 Min
Stove Top


  • 1/2 lb
    elbow macaroni (or your choice. wagon wheel pasta looks cute!)
  • 2 can(s)
    medium shrimp, mostly drained
  • 1 medium
    onion, chopped
  • 2 stick
    celery, chopped
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How to Make Great-Grandmom Kratz Macaroni Shrimp Salad


  1. Boil the pasta according to package directions, adding salt to the water in the pot. Drain. Add to a large bowl.
  2. Open both cans of shrimp. Take 1/2 of a can and mash the shrimp to release more flavor. Then add ALL shrimp to the pasta.
  3. Add the onion, celery, pepper & enough mayonnaise to get a nice creamy coating on the pasta. Then add a little extra. (Some of the mayo will be absorbed into the pasta and you don't want it to be too dry)
  4. Cover & refrigerate, preferrable overnight to let the flavors blend.

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About Great-Grandmom Kratz Macaroni Shrimp Salad

Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: American
Collection: Let's Have A Picnic
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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