Delicious and Easy Macaroni Salad Recipe

Delicious and Easy Macaroni Salad Recipe

This Delicious and Easy Macaroni Salad Recipe has been passed down from generation to generation. It's made with fresh vegetables, eggs and a whole lot of love!

Delicious and Easy Macaroni Salad Recipe

This is a recipe that I've been meaning to share for a long time, but I had never made it before. It's my Grandmommy's amazing macaroni salad recipe, and to be honest, I loved it best when she or my mom made it. Well, now that I've made it myself, it's going to be a summer staple in my house! And of course, I had to share it, because it is absolutely THE BEST!

You may think that macaroni salad should be made with elbow macaroni noodles, but I have to tell you, making this macaroni salad with shells instead makes it sooo much better because all of the veggies and boiled eggs nestle inside of the shells so you get a little in each bite! It's hands down the most fresh tasting mac salad I've ever had, and it's also approved by my husband and kiddos. I'll be taking this delicious side to cookouts from now on!

Side Dish Ideas

Here are a few other delicious and easy side dishes I've shared that you'll love!

macaroni salad with a wooden spoon and red pepper

What's in macaroni salad?

  • 1 box of medium pasta shells (16 oz. box)
  • 5 boiled eggs, chopped finely
  • 1 cup of red bell peppers, chopped finely
  • 1 medium jar of pimentos with juice
  • 1 cup of celery, finely chopped
  • ΒΌ cup of onion, finely chopped
  • β…“ cup of sweet pickle relish
  • β…” cup of mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon of sweet paprika
  • juice of 1 Β½ lemons
  • salt to taste
macaroni salad with a wooden spoon

How do you make macaroni salad?

  • Boil and drain pasta shells according to the directions on the package.
  • Cool pasta with cold water.
  • In a large bowl, mix the red peppers, pimentos, celery, onion, relish and mayonnaise together.
  • Slowly fold in the cold, drained pasta shells.
  • Stir in boiled eggs.
  • Store in the refrigerator for about an hour.
  • Remove from refrigerator and add paprika, lemon juice and salt to taste.
  • Store in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

You should also check out our tasty no boil mac and cheese recipe!

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Delicious Macaroni Salad Recipe



  • Author:
    Jessica

  • Total Time:
    25 minutes

  • Yield:
    10-12 servings 1x

Description

This easy and delicious Macaroni Salad Recipe has been passed down from generation to generation. It's made with fresh vegetables, eggs and a whole lot of love!


Ingredients


Scale

  • 1 box of medium pasta shells (16 oz. box)
  • 5 boiled eggs, chopped finely
  • 1 cup of red bell peppers, chopped finely
  • 1 medium jar of pimentos with juice
  • 1 cup of celery, finely chopped
  • ΒΌ cup of onion, finely chopped
  • β…“ cup of sweet pickle relish
  • β…” cup of mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon of sweet paprika
  • juice of 1 Β½ lemons
  • salt to taste


Instructions

  • Boil and drain pasta shells according to the directions on the package.
  • Cool pasta with cold water.
  • In a large bowl, mix the red peppers, pimentos, celery, onion, relish and mayonnaise together.
  • Slowly fold in the cold, drained pasta shells.
  • Stir in boiled eggs.
  • Store in the refrigerator for about an hour.
  • Remove from refrigerator and add paprika, lemon juice and salt to taste.
  • Store in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minuts
  • Category: Side dish
  • Method: Boil
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: macaroni salad, salad, macaroni, side dish