Classic Macaroni Salad

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Classic Macaroni Salad
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
Recipe by Administrator
Published on July 06, 2023


  • 2 cups elbow macaroni
  • 1/4 cup finely diced onion
  • 1/4 cup diced celery
  • 1/4 cup diced red bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons mustard
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Cook macaroni according to package instructions. Drain and rinse with cold water.
  2. In a large bowl, combine cooked macaroni, onion, celery, and bell pepper.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, mustard, vinegar, and sugar until combined.
  4. Pour dressing over macaroni mixture and stir to combine. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving.

Interesting Facts

  • Macaroni salad is a popular dish in the United States and is often served at summer cookouts and barbecues.
  • It is believed that macaroni salad originated in the United States in the 19th century.
  • It is traditionally made with a combination of elbow macaroni, mayonnaise, mustard, and vegetables.