Macaroni Salad

Liz D.


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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30 Min


  • 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
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 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)
  • ·
    i use my pampered chef alligator chopper for the eggs, pickles, onion, celery and tomatoes because i like the pieces small

How to Make Macaroni Salad


  1. Cook macaroni according to package. Drain. While macaroni and eggs are cooking, chop the pickles, onion, celery and tomatoes.
  2. Melt cheese over macaroni. Set aside.
  3. Mix pickle juice, mayonnaise and mustard. Pour over macaroni.
  4. Once eggs are boiled, peel and chop. Add eggs, pickles, onion, celery and tomatoes to macaroni. It's ok to add the eggs while they're warm.
  5. Mix everything together.
  6. 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
Other Tag: For Kids

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