Nona's Famous Macaroni Salad Recipe

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Nona's Famous Macaroni Salad Recipe
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
Recipe by Administrator
Published on November 27, 2023

Indulge in the classic flavors of Nona's Famous Macaroni Salad. This creamy and delectable salad is the perfect addition to any summer gathering or picnic. Made with tender macaroni, crunchy vegetables, and a tangy dressing, it's a crowd-pleaser that will leave everyone wanting more. Prepare this easy recipe in just a few simple steps and enjoy the nostalgia of Nona's kitchen.


  • 1 pound macaroni
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 cup diced celery
  • 1/2 cup diced red bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup diced red onion
  • 1/2 cup diced dill pickles
  • 2 hard-boiled eggs, chopped


  1. Cook the macaroni according to package instructions. Drain and rinse with cold water.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, apple cider vinegar, sugar, salt, and black pepper until well combined.
  3. Add the cooked and cooled macaroni to the bowl and toss to coat it evenly with the dressing.
  4. Add diced celery, red bell pepper, red onion, dill pickles, and chopped hard-boiled eggs to the bowl. Mix well to ensure all the ingredients are combined.
  5. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 hour to allow the flavors to meld together.
  6. Give the macaroni salad a stir before serving. Garnish with additional chopped dill pickles, if desired. Enjoy!

Interesting Facts

  • Nona's Famous Macaroni Salad has been a family heirloom recipe for generations.
  • The secret to the creamy dressing is the combination of mayonnaise and Dijon mustard.
  • The addition of diced dill pickles adds a delightful tang to the salad.