Macaroni Salad

11
Liz D.

By
@CrazyCatLady1103

This is my great aunt's recipe. Every holiday, she would send a jar of this to our house because she knew I liked it so much! Come to think of it, I'm pretty sure I ate the whole jar! Thank you, Aunt Pauline :)

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This macaroni salad recipe deserves a spot on your cookout menu. Liz uses melted cheese to make the pasta extra creamy. Dill pickle juice and pickles give lots of flavor to the recipe. Start with a little juice and continue to add as you go until it suits your taste. The salad also has fresh diced tomato, crunchy celery, a little bit of onion and hard-boiled eggs. It definitely leans towards a dill pickle macaroni salad. This creamy macaroni salad will be great on your summer table. The Test Kitchen


Rating:

★★★★★ 2 votes

Comments:
Serves:
A lot
Prep:
30 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

  • 1 lb
    elbow macaroni, sometimes I use small shells or rotini
  • 6-7 slice
    Velveeta cheese
  • 1/2-3/4 c
    dill pickle juice
  • 3-4 Tbsp
    mayonnaise
  • 1 Tbsp
    yellow mustard
  • 9
    hard boiled eggs, chopped
  • 2-4
    dill pickles, chopped (I usually use 4 pickles but you can add less depending on your taste preference)
  • 1/4
    onion, chopped
  • 2
    strips celery, chopped
  • 2
    tomatoes, chopped
  • ·
    ground pepper (optional)

How to Make Macaroni Salad

Step-by-Step

  1. Cook macaroni according to the package. Drain when cooked.
  2. While macaroni and eggs are cooking, chop the pickles, onion, celery, and tomatoes.
  3. Melt cheese over macaroni. Set aside.
  4. Mix pickle juice, mayonnaise, and mustard.
  5. Pour over macaroni.
  6. Once eggs are hard-boiled, peel and chop.
  7. Add eggs, pickles, onion, celery, and tomatoes to macaroni. It's ok to add the eggs while they're warm.
  8. Mix everything together.
  9. Depending on your preference for the texture, you may want to add more mayonnaise. I also add ground pepper to mine.

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About Macaroni Salad

Course/Dish: Pasta Salads
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: American
Collection: Summer Recipes
Other Tag: For Kids




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