Easy Macaroni Salad: Classic Summer Potluck Recipe
Need a great side dish to bring to your next summer potluck or backyard barbecue with friends? This Easy Macaroni Salad recipe is a classic crowd pleaser!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
- 3 cups of elbow macaroni or mini penne
- 1 cup diced carrots
- 1 cup diced celery
- 1/2 cup Diced Onion
- 1 cup Miracle Whip or mayonnaise
- 2 tablespoons of mustard
- 1/4 teaspoon Garlic Powder
- 1 teaspoon Salt
- 1/4 teaspoon Black Pepper
- 2 teaspoons Sugar
- 6 hard boiled eggs
- Paprika to garnish optional
Fill a large pan with water and bring to a boil. Add 3 cups of macaroni or mini penne. Cook for 10 minutes.
Drain the macaroni or mini penne in a colander and rinse with very cold water.
Dice carrots, celery and onion. Onion should be finely chopped. You want the flavor, but not large chunks.
In a large mixing bowl, combine Miracle Whip or mayonnaise, mustard, garlic powder, salt, black pepper and sugar.
Add the carrot, celery and onion into the large mixing bowl and stir.
Peel the hard boiled eggs. Carefully slice two of them and set aside. Chop the remaining four eggs and add to the mixing bowl.
Pour macaroni or mini penne into the mixing bowl and stir until the macaroni is well coated.
Transfer the macaroni salad into a serving dish.
Place sliced eggs on top and sprinkle with paprika if desired.
Cover and refrigerate until you're ready to serve. Enjoy!
Calories: 250.41kcal | Carbohydrates: 38.91g | Protein: 10.45g | Fat: 5.66g | Saturated Fat: 1.55g | Cholesterol: 142.74mg | Sodium: 654.9mg | Potassium: 254.48mg | Fiber: 2.81g | Sugar: 7.2g | Vitamin A: 2946.64IU | Vitamin C: 2.08mg | Calcium: 43.74mg | Iron: 1.13mg