Potato Mac Salad

Potato Mac Salad Recipe

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Andrea Quiroz


I first tried this awesome salad at a Hawaiian Luau here on the mainland. I loved it so much, that I went home and recreated it with a few additions!


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30 Min
30 Min


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  • 4 large
    red potatoes, cut into 1/2 inch cubes
  • 1 1/2 c
    mini shell pasta
  • 1/2 c
    red onion, finely chopped
  • 4
    kosher dill pickles, chopped
  • 3
    green onions, white and green parts, chopped
  • 4
    hardboiled eggs, whites chopped, yolks set aside
  • 1 c
    frozen peas
  • 3
    celery stalks, chopped
  • 3
    carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 1
    large red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1 c
    shredded sharp cheddar cheese

  • 1 1/2 c
  • 1/2 c
    zesty italian dressing
  • 2 Tbsp
    yellow mustard
  • 4
    boiled egg yolks
  • 2 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 1 tsp
    ground ginger
  • 1 tsp
    ground black pepper
  • 3 Tbsp
    dill pickle juice
  • 1/2 c
    flatleaf parsley, chopped
  • 1/4 c
    fresh dill, chopped

How to Make Potato Mac Salad


  1. Boil cubed potatoes until tender, then drain and rinse with cold water. Set aside to fully cool.
  2. Cook the shell pasta according to the directions on the package to al-dente. Then rinse the pasta with cold water and set aside to fully cool.
  3. While the pasta is cooking, mix all dressing ingredients together in a small bowl and set aside.
  4. Once the cooked macaroni and potatoes are cooled, lightly toss with the remaining salad ingredients. The pour on 1/2 of the dressing, mixing well and adding more as needed.
  5. Serve cold.

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About Potato Mac Salad

Course/Dish: Pasta Salads, Potato Salads
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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