Miss Lucille's Classic Macaroni Salad

Tony G.


My mom died in 09' and I miss her every day. This was her classic macaroni recipe that always reminds of spring picnics as a boy, always served with her cold fried chicken and southern sweet tea.


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13 Hr
10 Min


  • 1 lb
    elbow macaroni, cooked
  • 4
    hard boiled eggs, chopped
  • 4 stalk(s)
    celery without leaves choped
  • 1 small
    white onion chopped
  • 1 tsp
    celery seed
  • 1 c
  • 2 Tbsp
    prepared mustard

How to Make Miss Lucille's Classic Macaroni Salad


  1. Boil macaroni, drain
  2. Immediately add chopped celery and onion to warm drained macaroni and let sit for 30 minutes to let flavors blend in macaroni
  3. Add boiled eggs and celery seed, mix thoroughly
  4. Whisk mayo and mustard together, gently fold into macaroni mixture until well blended
  5. Cover and refrigerate for at least 12 hours before serving

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About Miss Lucille's Classic Macaroni Salad

Course/Dish: Pasta Sides, Pasta Salads
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: Southern
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Heirloom

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