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The Best Macaroni Salad

My friend, Joanne, has a sister who is the ultimate homemaker. Except that she works a full time job, but we'll ignore that, m'kay? Joanne's sister, Mil, makes all sorts of wonderful foods to bring to every picnic and party she attends. Almost every time I see her, I say, “Mil, can I have the recipe for this?” Mil is very generous with her recipes. I have dozens of recipes from her. Cucumber pasta salad. Popeye chicken salad. And this wonderful macaroni salad.

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The Best Macaroni Salad
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  1. Prepare pasta according to package directions, cooking to almost al dente. Drain and rinse with cold water until pasta is cool.
  2. Whisk all other ingredients together in a mixing bowl. I measure the Miracle Whip, mayo, sugar, and vinegar, and I eyeball everything else. Mix until well
  3. Pour the sauce over the pasta and refrigerate at least one hour.
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25 thoughts on “The Best Macaroni Salad”

  1. Thanks SO much for taking the time to post this!!:) sounds so good!! By brown vinegar, you mean apple cider vinegar right? lol

    I wonder if cucumbers would be good in this..I love them!

    Thanks again and I can’t wait to try it!

  2. Thanks SO much for taking the time to post this!!:) sounds so good!! By brown vinegar, you mean apple cider vinegar right? lol

    I wonder if cucumbers would be good in this..I love them!

    Thanks again and I can’t wait to try it!

    • Joey – Yes, you are right. 🙂 Brown vinegar is the same as apple cider vinegar. I think you could add any veggies to this salad, and it would be delicious. Diced cucumbers, diced carrots, even celery and onion (see my note to Vanderbilt Wife below) would probably be yummy.

      Vanderbilt Wife – Where I live, macaroni salad almost always has crunchy celery and onions in it. I hate the crunch! I like my macaroni salad to be just macaroni and the dressing, which is why I use celery salt and onion powder instead of the chopped veggies.

    • Joey – Yes, you are right. 🙂 Brown vinegar is the same as apple cider vinegar. I think you could add any veggies to this salad, and it would be delicious. Diced cucumbers, diced carrots, even celery and onion (see my note to Vanderbilt Wife below) would probably be yummy.

      Vanderbilt Wife – Where I live, macaroni salad almost always has crunchy celery and onions in it. I hate the crunch! I like my macaroni salad to be just macaroni and the dressing, which is why I use celery salt and onion powder instead of the chopped veggies.

  3. Pasta is my favourite food in any way, shape, and form!! I’m always up for trying a new pasta recipe, and this sounds like a good one 🙂

    Kelly @ DesignTies

  4. Pasta is my favourite food in any way, shape, and form!! I’m always up for trying a new pasta recipe, and this sounds like a good one 🙂

    Kelly @ DesignTies

  5. I’m going to give this recipe a try. I’ve been looking for a good macaroni salad recipe forever!

    Jane’s last blog post..CAPE COD CURTAINS

  6. I’m going to give this recipe a try. I’ve been looking for a good macaroni salad recipe forever!

    Jane’s last blog post..CAPE COD CURTAINS

  7. Thanks Tara! I needed a good macaroni salad recipe! This looks awesome!
    ~Liz

    Liz@HoosierHomemade’s last blog post..Fruit for the Fourth

  8. Thanks Tara! I needed a good macaroni salad recipe! This looks awesome!
    ~Liz

    Liz@HoosierHomemade’s last blog post..Fruit for the Fourth

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