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Classic Macaroni Salad

Simple but classic macaroni salad. Just like the old-time diners served.Simple but classic macaroni salad. Just like the old-time diners served.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time8 minutes
Total Time23 minutes
Course: salads
Cuisine: American
Keyword: macaroni salad
Servings: 6 -8
Calories: 501kcal


  • 2 cups elbow macaroni uncooked
  • 2 stalks celery finely diced
  • 1/4 cup red onion finely diced
  • 1/2 cup julienne matchstick carrots
  • Dressing:
  • 1 1/4 cups mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp yellow mustard
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder


  • Cook elbows per package directions. Drain and rinse; place in a large bowl and set aside until cool.
  • Add the celery red onion and matchstick carrots to the cooked elbows; mix well.
  • In a small bowl, mix all the dressing ingredients.
  • Add dressing to elbows and gently mix to coat all the macaroni.
  • Cover and refrigerate for about 1 hour.
  • Serves 6-8 as a side dish.


Serving: 1person | Calories: 501kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 36g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 752mg | Potassium: 164mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1812IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1mg