Classic macaroni salad is an easy dish made with elbow macaroni, veggies, and a tangy mayo dressing.

Classic Macaroni Salad is an easy side dish for potlucks, summer parties, or Easter dinner! Elbow macaroni, veggies, and a creamy tangy sauce make this cold pasta salad perfect for feeding a crowd.

Prep Time: 15 Min COOK TIME: 10 MIN

1 pound Elbow Macaroni 1 cup Mayonnaise 1/4 cup White vinegar 1 tablespoon Sugar 2 tablespoons Mustard 2 tablespoons Sweet pickle relish 1 cup Red Onion 1 cup Red Bell Pepper 1 cup Celery 1/2 teaspoon Salt 1/4 teaspoon Pepper


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Step 1

Cook macaroni.  Cook elbow macaroni according to package instructions. Make sure to salt your water for added flavor.

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Step 2

Drain pasta.  Once the pasta is al dente, drain the water and rinse pasta under cold water. Let the pasta drain thoroughly before proceeding to the next step.

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Step 3

Whisk together.  While the elbow macaroni is draining combine the mayonnaise, white vinegar, sugar, mustard, and sweet relish in a small bowl and whisk together.

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Step 4

Toss together.  Add the cooked macaroni, red onion, red bell pepper, and celery to a large bowl. Pour the mayonnaise mixture over everything and gently toss together until well coated.

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Step 5

Salt to taste.  Add salt and pepper to taste.

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Step 6

Refrigerate and chill.  Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour to let it chill. –

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