Hawaiian Macaroni Salad

Melissa Snow


This recipe comes close to a macaroni salad that is served at a Hawaiian restaurant close by.


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20 Min
15 Min
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1 lb
elbow macaroni
1/3 c
apple cider vinegar
2 c
whole milk or 2%
2 c
1 Tbsp
brown sugar
green onions, thinly sliced
large carrot, peeled and grated
celery stalk minced
1/2 tsp
kosher salt
2 tsp
seasoned pepper

How to Make Hawaiian Macaroni Salad


  • 1Bring 4 quarts of water to a boil. Add macaroni and 1 T kosher salt. Boil for 15 minutes until macaroni is VERY SOFT. Drain and return macaroni to the pot. Add vinegar and toss until absorbed. Let cool for 10 minutes.
  • 2Whisk together 1 1/2 C milk, 1 C mayonnaise, brown sugar, salt, and seasoned pepper. Pour over macaroni after it has cooled for 10 minutes.
  • 3Let the macaroni cool completed. Once cooled, add 1/2 C milk, 1 C mayonnaise, green onion, celery, and carrots. Stir to combine. Refrigerate for at least a hour, preferably overnight.

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About Hawaiian Macaroni Salad

Course/Dish: Pasta Salads
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: Hawaiian/Polynesian

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