Side Dishes

Old World Macaroni Salad

Posted: March 7

Time: 2 hours 30 minutes

Yield: 10 servings

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Old World Macaroni Salad is a classic for barbecues, cookouts, and church potlucks because everyone just loves it that much! The macaroni is tender cooked, the mayonnaise is creamy, the veggies are crispy, and the eggs add heartiness... it's everything you could want from a side dish in one bowl! Old World Macaroni Salad is perfect for making ahead of time and only requires 30 minutes of active cooking, so you can have it ready and waiting for whenever you need it... especially if when you need it is snack time!


2 cups macaroni
1 1/2 cups mayonnaise
2 stalks celery, finely chopped
4 whole green onions, finely chopped
1 1/2 tablespoons mustard
1 tablespoon onion powder
salt, to taste
pepper, to taste
4 large hard-boiled eggs, chopped
paprika, optional, for garnish


Step 1

Prepare the macaroni according to the package directions.

Step 2

Rinse the pasta under cold water and set it aside to drain well.

Step 3

In a medium bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, celery, green onions, mustard, onion powder, salt, and pepper.

Step 4

Place the drained pasta in a large bowl.

Step 5

Add the mayo mixture and stir it into the pasta until well combined.

Step 6

Gently stir in the chopped egg.

Step 7

Garnish with paprika.

Step 8

Cover with plastic wrap and let chill for at least 2 hours before serving.

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