Creamy Macaroni Salad {Easy and The Best Macaroni Salad Recipe}

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Creamy Macaroni Salad is a wonderful and easy macaroni salad recipe. This picnic macaroni salad is best macaroni salad. Even the pickiest of eaters will love this recipe for creamy macaroni salad.



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Easy Macaroni Salad Recipe

When you are putting together salads for summer parties like graduation parties and picnics you want to have an easy macaroni salad recipe. You also need the best macaroni salad, after all, you want to impress your guests. That is where this recipe for creamy macaroni salad comes in handy.



Best Macaroni Salad

Why is this creamy macaroni salad recipe the best macaroni salad recipe? It is because it is a bit different. This easy macaroni salad recipe has a secret ingredient that makes it stand out from all the other macaroni salad recipes out there.


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Macaroni Salad

Macaroni salad is the one salad that mocks me. Why? Well growing up my mom would try and make it like her potato salad recipe but wasn’t working.


The issue was she would add straight mayonnaise to make this creamy macaroni salad. A recipe for good old fashion macaroni salad never went over in our house.


Cooking Tip:


hen seasoning a salad, use coarse sea salt mixed with a little olive oil. It will stay crunchy when combined with the vinaigrette.. – Source: FoodNetwork


Easy Creamy Macaroni Salad Recipe

I was at my mother’s house in Pa and I wanted to make an easy salad for a cookout we were having. I know that we could never seem to make macaroni salad recipe the right way. I was on a mission, I will make an easy creamy macaroni salad.



Creamy Macaroni Salad

I was leafing through those old church cookbooks and found a macaroni salad. This creamy macaroni salad recipe stood out was that was similar to my mother’s potato salad. My mom puts green olives in her potato salad.


The green olives are what makes my mom’s potato salad amazing. It stands out because of the flavor. My mom’s potato salad recipe always gets compliments.



The Secret Ingredient

I decided let’s make this creamy macaroni salad. This easy macaroni salad came out so good. I have even made for a potluck and I got many compliments on it.


I finally cracked the creamy macaroni salad secret. Plus I even figured out how to make macaroni salad like my mom’s potato salad. The secret is the green olives.



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This macaroni salad is a wonderful macaroni salad.


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Creamy Macaroni Salad Recipe
Yield: 12 servings

Creamy Macaroni Salad Recipe

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Creamy Macaroni Salad is a just what the name suggests. It is an easy salad to make and will be the hit of your next picnic. A recipe from Seduction in the Kitchen.


  • 1 lb large elbow macaroni (cooked)
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced celery
  • 1/4 cup finely diced sweet onion
  • 1/4 cup diced colored peppers ((red yellow, green))
  • 1/4 cup sliced pimento stuffed olive
  • 1 1/2 cups mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons prepared yellow mustard
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup sweet pickle relish
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon celery seed


  1. Mix cooled macaroni, celery, onions, bell pepper and green olives together in a large bowl.
  2. In a separate bowl mix together the mayonnaise, mustard, vinegar, pickle relish, sugar, salt, pepper and celery seed, stirring well.
  3. Stir dressing into the macaroni mixture.
  4. Chill the salad for at least 1 hour in the fridge.
  5. Serve it up and ENJOY!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 263 Total Fat: 21g Saturated Fat: 3g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 17g Cholesterol: 12mg Sodium: 324mg Carbohydrates: 16g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 3g Protein: 3g

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  • I know exactly how you feel with the working and being on the PC all the time, it’s never ending. For the past few months I’ve really been trying to not turn on my laptop on Sunday, it honestly makes such a difference! Anyway, this macaroni salad looks wonderful! I love pasta salads, they’re my favourite!

  • Patty
    May 25, 2017

    Love your macaroni salad recipe. Pasta salads are so refreshing in Summer especially!

  • My husband loves macaroni and he would love this.Bookmarking to make

  • Absolutely love the sound of this! I’m a huge fan of pasta salad, they re always a hit on summer picnics and parties, I’ll definitely give your macaroni salad a try!

  • Raksha Kamat
    May 25, 2017

    What you said is right. There is no guarantee for tomorrow. So enjoy life ūüôā I too go on vacation, but just like you I stay away from 9-6 job, yet keep blogging. Blogging is not a job for me, it is something which makes me relax.
    Love the macaroni salad. Will surely make it.