Super Creamy Macaroni Salad

★★★★★ 2 Reviews
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By Kelly Williams
from Forked River, NJ

I make several different kinds of macaroni salads, but this one is my hubby's favorite and the one I make when I need to please everybody! I finally took the time to write it down as I added, so putting it here for safe keeping and so next time I won't have to fiddle with it to get it right! Enjoy! Photo by me. (It got chopped off, though!) :( I hope they start accepting larger photos soon!!!!

serves about 8
prep time 10 Min
cook time 10 Min


  •   2 1/2
    cups uncooked macaroni
  • SAUCE:
  •   2
    cups mayo
  •   1/3
    cup sweet pickle relish
  •   3
    tbl. sugar
  •   3
    tbl. sweet pickle juice from sweet butter pickles
  •   1
    tsp. regular salt
  •   1
    tsp. celery salt
  •   2
    tsp. regular table mustard
  •   2
    tbl. dried minced onion
  •   *1
    tbl. milk

How To Make

  • 1
    In large bowl, mix all sauce ingredients except milk, stirring well, set aside. Cook macaroni according to package directions. Drain, rinse with cold water to stop cooking and chill, drain again, and stir into sauce mixture. Chill in fridge for 30 minutes to one hour. Stir in 1 Tbl. milk to loosen and serve! Enjoy!
  • 2
    ***SECRET TIP! Forgot to put this in here! After you drain your macaroni, put it in a small shallow bowl and pour 1/3-1/2 cup of milk over it. Keep stirring now and then and let the macaroni absorb all or most of the milk. This will take about 20-30 minutes, but WORTH IT. The pasta won't be soggy or anything, but will help GREATLY with stopping the sauce from soaking in too much and be dry. Just drain any excess milk before stirring into the sauce. You will then only have to add a TAD of mayo or milk to refresh the salad instead of a gallon more of mayo!

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