Mom’s Best Macaroni Salad

Mom's Best Macaroni Salad // Tried and Tasty

Mom's Best Macaroni Salad // A creamy, tangy but not too tangy macaroni salad that will compliment any picnic or BBQ! | Tried and TastyNext to my Mom’s Best Potato Salad, I love my Mom’s Best Macaroni Salad *almost* just as much! I cannot wait to have this more often this summer. Now that I’ve got mom’s recipe I can have a little piece of home here with me anytime I want (see previous post for insight as to my world changing with my parents moving). So glad my mom and I were able to cook together before the big move. I didn’t realize how many recipes of hers that I wanted but didn’t have written down anywhere. I’m a huge macaroni salad fan and this is the perfect compliment to any BBQ meal. It’s creamy, tangy, and perfect in every way. Very similar to the potato salad recipe, just a little bit of a pasta twist.

Mom's Best Macaroni Salad // A creamy, tangy but not too tangy macaroni salad that will compliment any picnic or BBQ! | Tried and Tasty

My idea of a good macaroni is one that is perfectly creamy, not too tangy (just the right amount of tang) and a little bit of sweet with the pickle relish. Mmm.. just typing about it I can taste it!  This is another one of those things that I don’t like the store bought variety. If I’m going to eat it, it’s going to be homemade. For whatever reason the store bought versions have a weird aftertaste to me. Do you enjoy macaroni salad at your picnics and BBQ’s? I’m loving the season of summery foods and can’t wait to share more of my favorites. Stay tuned!

Mom's Best Macaroni Salad // A creamy, tangy but not too tangy macaroni salad that will compliment any picnic or BBQ! | Tried and Tasty

Mom's Best Macaroni Salad // A creamy, tangy but not too tangy macaroni salad that will compliment any picnic or BBQ! | Tried and Tasty

Mom's Best Macaroni Salad // A creamy, tangy but not too tangy macaroni salad that will compliment any picnic or BBQ! | Tried and Tasty

Mom's Best Macaroni Salad

Serves 10
A creamy, tangy but not too tangy macaroni salad that will compliment any picnic or BBQ!
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115 calories
13 g
3 g
6 g
2 g
1 g
36 g
171 g
5 g
0 g
4 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
36g
Servings
10
Amount Per Serving
Calories 115
Calories from Fat 56
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g
10%
Saturated Fat 1g
7%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 3mg
1%
Sodium 171mg
7%
Total Carbohydrates 13g
4%
Dietary Fiber 1g
2%
Sugars 5g
Protein 2g
Vitamin A
4%
Vitamin C
2%
Calcium
1%
Iron
2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 2 c. uncooked elbow macaroni
  2. 1/2 c. miracle whip
  3. 1/3 c. real mayo
  4. 1/2 c. pickle relish (sweet or dill to preference)
  5. 1 tbsp. pimentos
  6. 1 tbsp. chopped olives
  7. Salt & pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Cook macaroni according to package directions. Drain; set aside to cool. Stir in remaining ingredients and mix until all are fully incorporated. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
Adapted from My Mom
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calories
115
fat
6g
protein
2g
carbs
13g
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Adapted from My Mom
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11 comments about “Mom’s Best Macaroni Salad

    1. Yvonne

      You know, I don’t think I’ve ever had macaroni salad with eggs in it.. have I?? Well, I’m glad this is the type of recipe you like!

  1. Mary

    I love this macaroni salad! Even my husband who says he doesn’t like pasta salads or olives loves this salad. He nearly ate it all. Thank you for this recipe .