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classic macaroni salad in white bowls.

Classic Macaroni Salad

This easy macaroni salad is a summer staple around here. My mom makes it for holidays too and everyone raves about it.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword pasta salad
Prep Time 10 minutes
Chill Time 1 hour
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 303kcal


  • 1 pound macaroni cooked and cooled
  • 10 ounces sliced green olives
  • 4 hard boiled eggs
  • 1 sweet onion
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon white distilled vinegar
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Place the cooked and drained macaroni in large bowl along with the green olives.
  • Chop eggs into small pieces and mince the onion. Add to the macaroni.
  • In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, mustard, and vinegar. Stir well and pour over the macaroni. Stir well to coat.
  • Taste and add salt and pepper, as needed.
  • Chill in the fridge for at least 1 hour. Stir before serving. Add an extra spoonful of mayonnaise before serving if macaroni seems too dry.



This classic macaroni salad is easy to adapt to suit your own tastes. Celery, pickles, and black olives all work well in this dish if you'd like to make additions.


Calories: 303kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 70mg | Sodium: 158mg | Potassium: 142mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 99IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 1mg