Mom’s Best Macaroni Salad

Published on May 23, 2014
Updated on Nov 27, 2018

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

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Macaroni Salad
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 10
Calories: 252 kcal
Author: Yvonne

Mom's Best Macaroni Salad is a creamy, tangy but not too tangy macaroni salad that will compliment any picnic or BBQ!

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Ingredients

  • 2 c. uncooked elbow macaroni
  • 1/2 c. miracle whip
  • 1/3 c. real mayo
  • 1/2 c. pickle relish sweet or dill to preference
  • 1 tbsp. pimentos
  • 1 tbsp. chopped olives
  • Salt & pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Cook macaroni according to package directions.

  2. Drain; set aside to cool.

  3. Stir in remaining ingredients and mix until all are fully incorporated.

  4. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Recipe Notes

Adapted from My Mom

Nutrition Facts
Mom’s Best Macaroni Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 252 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 11%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 4mg 1%
Sodium 298mg 12%
Potassium 120mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 40g 13%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 2g
Protein 6g 12%
Vitamin A 1.6%
Vitamin C 1.7%
Calcium 1%
Iron 4.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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11 comments about “Mom’s Best Macaroni Salad

  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 .

    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!

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