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Classic Southern Macaroni Salad
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
8 mins
Total Time
18 mins

Nothing tastes better with a grilled hamburger or a barbecue chicken sandwich than a cool and creamy Classic Southern Macaroni Salad! File this perfect side dish recipe away for your next cookout or potluck -- it always wins rave reviews!

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 cups
Calories: 157.2 kcal
Author: The Seasoned Mom
  • 6 ounces uncooked elbow macaroni pasta about 1 ½ cups uncooked, or 3 cups cooked
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon yellow mustard
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 sweet onion diced
  • 2 cups chopped celery
  • 1 red bell pepper diced
  • 3 hard boiled eggs sliced
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley
  1. Cook macaroni according to package instructions. Drain and rinse with cold water.While the pasta cooks, chop the onions, celery, bell pepper, eggs, and parsley.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, vinegar, sugar, mustard, and garlic until smooth.
  3. In a large bowl, combine cool pasta, onion, celery, bell pepper, eggs, and parsley. Toss with dressing and refrigerate until ready to serve.

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Nutrition Facts
Classic Southern Macaroni Salad
Amount Per Serving (1 /2 cup)
Calories 157.2 Calories from Fat 102
% Daily Value*
Fat 11.3g17%
Saturated Fat 1.8g11%
Cholesterol 38.7mg13%
Sodium 111.8mg5%
Carbohydrates 10.6g4%
Fiber 1.3g5%
Sugar 2.2g2%
Protein 3.5g7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.