May 062018
 

Try this Old Fashioned Macaroni Salad this summer. It's easy to make and it is a perfect side dish to bring to cookouts and get-togethers.

Around here macaroni salad is a staple during the summer time. There is almost always a bowl of it in the fridge all summer long. I know that there are about a million different variations, but I make my mom’s Old Fashioned Macaroni Salad.  It’s what I grew up with and to me, it’s the best version of macaroni salad out there. It’s easy to make and it’s a perfect dish to bring to all your summer get-togethers this year.  I promise you it will be a big hit!

Old Fashioned Macaroni Salad

Try this Old Fashioned Macaroni Salad this summer. It's easy to make and it is a perfect side dish to bring to cookouts and get-togethers.

Here’s what you need:

  • 16 oz box of Elbow macaroni noodles
  • 4-5 Stalks of Celery
  • 1 Large Sweet Onion
  • 5-6 Large Hard Boiled Eggs
  • 1-2 cups Mayonnaise
  • ½-1 cup Sweet Relish
  • Salt
  • Old Bay Garlic & Herb
  • Parsley Flakes
  • Olive Oil

Here’s what you do:
1. Boil the elbow macaroni noodles in a large pot of water with a few tablespoons of olive oil. Season your water with salt and cook until pasta is tender.
2. Strain the cooked pasta and put back in to pot. Place the pot into the fridge to allow the noodles to cool.

3. Wash the celery stalks and cut into thin slices.
4. Dice up your sweet onion into small pieces.
5. Chop the hard boiled eggs into one inch pieces.
6. Once the noodles are cool, add in the mayonnaise, relish and spices. You can add more or less depending on your own individual tastes.

Try this Old Fashioned Macaroni Salad this summer. It's easy to make and it is a perfect side dish to bring to cookouts and get-togethers.

7. Add in the sliced celery, diced sweet onion and chopped egg. Stir into macaroni salad.

Try this Old Fashioned Macaroni Salad this summer. It's easy to make and it is a perfect side dish to bring to cookouts and get-togethers.

8. Allow the macaroni salad to rest in fridge for at least one hour before serving.

Try this Old Fashioned Macaroni Salad this summer. It's easy to make and it is a perfect side dish to bring to cookouts and get-togethers.Like I said, my Old Fashioned Macaroni Salad recipe is definitely my favorite, but I want to know how you make your macaroni salad?  Let me know in the comments what ingredients you add to your macaroni salad.

  34 Responses to “Old Fashioned Macaroni Salad”

  1. I’m crazy about macaroni salad and this one looks delicious! It’s perfect for cookouts, picnics and all kinds of summer get-togethers. I need to make your macaroni salad this weekend. Yum!

  2. Simple and easy and a staple at all family gatherings and potluck dinners. Feeds a crowd easily and cheaply.

  3. We were just talking about this the other day! The topic was which types of salads do we like best – macaroni, chicken, potato, etc. Macaroni was my choice!

  4. I have never made macaroni salad, I know I am a bad cook. I love the way you put in more than mayonnaise and the eggs must give it a great flavor.

  5. This reminds me of so many Wednesday church potlucks. There was always a macaroni salad on the table!

  6. Been planning to make some salad over the weekend and I guess I found the one that I will make. For now, I will have this recipe as my guide and inspiration. I hope I will make it successfully.

  7. I bet this is a huge hit for summer picnics! Thanks for sharing the old fashioned macaroni salad recipe – I’ll pass it along to my mother in law!

  8. I bet this is a huge hit for summer picnics! Thanks for sharing the old fashioned macaroni salad recipe – I’ll pass it along to my mother in law! Yum!

  9. I love a really good macaroni salad, and they are a lot harder to find then you think. I just started learning how to cook and would like to try this

  10. I love Old Bay seasoning and it’s give that perfect punch for salads like this. I use it in my potato salad.

  11. I’m making this! I used to LOVE it as a kid and I haven’t seen it in a while. I am sure my kids will love it too!

  12. I have never seen how to make old-fashioned macaroni salad, and it’s so yummy. Saving this for our summer BBQ’s.

  13. I love Old Fashioned Macaroni Salad!! I think these flavors meld together so well! Now I want some!!

  14. I absolutely love this recipe. Some really great ingredients and just in time for the good weather.

  15. Yum! I love macaroni salad! I love making this way too. Now I can’t wait to make some tomorrow.

  16. Sounds delicious! Can’t wait to try your recipe!

  17. That looks really good. I love macaroni salad. I haven’t made it like this before though. Can’t wait to try it!

  18. I haven’t made macaroni salad in SO LONG! What a cool dish for a BBQ~

  19. Macaroni is always a great choice. Especially as a tasty salad. Perfect summer treat.

  20. That macaroni salad looks so mouthwatering. What a great idea to add Old Bay Garlic & Herb, I have GOT to make your delish recipe!

  21. I love macaroni salad especially this season! It’s perfect for feeding many people without breaking the budget. Plus, it’s super tasty as well! I’d love to try your recipe one of these days!

  22. My Grandma used to make a Macaroni Salad like this one. She would always serve it at our family gatherings!

  23. This looks really good! Would be perfect for BBQs and potlucks!

  24. My husband LOVES macaroni salad like this! Perfect for a summer BBQ! I am going to save this because I never know how to make it.

  25. I love the combo of things you can put into macaroni salad to make it interchangeable. I would add some onions to mine because I love the crunch but I would leave out the celery because I am not allowed to eat that due to a medical condition. This sounds awesome though!

  26. This is really similar to the salad my Grandma used to make. It really brought back memories! Thank you!

  27. BB pinned this and will be making it very soon! With the heat in Florida, this is the perfecto make ahead side. Might even add tuna or chicken to make it the main plato. Gracias for the recipe. BB2U

  28. Yummy! You really can’t go wrong with a good old Mac salad. I love the traditional versions, they are the best.

  29. I think there is nothing to beat a bowl of good old fashioned Macaroni. It features in our kitchen quite frequently. So convenient and yet so tasty.

  30. I haven’t had macaroni salad in a long time! I going to try your recipe out!

  31. Looks really good. Perfect for BBQ this summer! yum!

  32. That looks delicious! What a nice spin on Mac n cheese.

  33. I love macaroni salad! Classics are always a goodie. I can’t wait to try this version. Asap.

  34. ohh wow very simple and very easy recipe. Thank you for sharing this i would try it at home very soon. I am having same green bowl like your. Its my favorite bowl my sister gave me as a gift, she ordered it from
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