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Classic Macaroni Salad

Classic macaroni salad is a symphony of flavors and textures perfectly blended with a secret ingredient for a superior salad like grandma used to make.
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword Classic Macaroni Salad, Classic Macaroni Salad Recipe, How Do I Make Classic Macaroni Salad, How To Make Classic Macaroni Salad
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes
Servings 8 -12 Servings
Calories 636kcal
Author Kathleen

Ingredients

  • 1 -16 ounce box elbow pasta
  • 2 cups mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 ½ teaspoons pepper
  • ½ teaspoons dried mustard
  • 3 tablespoons sweet pickle juice
  • ½ cup whole milk
  • 1 cup celery finely chopped
  • ½ cup red bell pepper finely chopped
  • 1 Cup red onion finely chopped
  • 1 - 4.25 ounce can chopped black olives drained, rinsed and coarsely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley finely chopped

Instructions

  • Cook the macaroni just until it's al dente according to package directions in lightly salted water; drain and rinse with cold water until completely cool. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together macaroni salad ingredients: mayonnaise, vinegar,  sugar, salt, pepper, dried mustard, sweet pickle juice and milk until smooth. Stir in macaroni, celery, red pepper, red onion and olives. Chill for 6 hours.  If you like a thinner dressing, simply add 1 Tablespoon at a time, of either milk, water, or even more sweet pickle juice, to the finished salad, toss well to combine. Continue adding your liquid of choice, in 1 Tablespoon increments, until you reach desired consistency. Sprinkle with chopped parsley and serve

Nutrition

Serving: 1/8 of the recipe | Calories: 636kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 46g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 1155mg | Potassium: 230mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 505IU | Vitamin C: 15.3mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 0.3mg