Great-Grandmom Kratz Macaroni Shrimp Salad

Great-grandmom Kratz Macaroni Shrimp Salad Recipe

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Lauren Conforti


I grew up on this stuff! It is delicious. I always thought it was my Mom'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 my Mom brought it down to NJ... Yum! If you're feeding a crowd, just double the recipe!


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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

How to Make Great-Grandmom Kratz Macaroni Shrimp Salad


  • 1Boil the pasta according to package directions, adding salt to the water in the pot. Drain. Add to a large bowl.
  • 2Open 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.
  • 3Add 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)
  • 4Cover & refrigerate, preferrable overnight to let the flavors blend.

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