Simple Macaroni Salad

Diane C.


Mom would make this for our summer cookouts. We loved it! Dad would work the grill, flipping those hamburgers and hot dogs. We would sit in the shade of the oak tree, our picnic table set with a checkered cloth and bowls of assorted salads.


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30 Min
15 Min
Stove Top


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  • 2 c
    elbow macaroni
  • 1/4 c
    finely chopped onion
  • 1/4 c
    diced bell pepper
  • 1 c
    miracle whip dressing (not mayonnaise)
  • 1/4 tsp
    celery seed
  • 1 pinch
    salt and pepper

How to Make Simple Macaroni Salad


  1. In a large pot bring 3 qts. of water to a boil. Add the macaroni and cook as directed. When done, drain and rinse with cool water. Drain again.
  2. Chop onion and bell pepper. Place in bottom of large bowl.
  3. Add cooked pasta to bowl. Add dressing. Stir to combine. Sprinkle with celery seed, salt and pepper and stir again.
    Chill at least one hour before serving.

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About Simple Macaroni Salad

Course/Dish: Pasta Salads
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #macaroni, #salad

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