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creamy amish macaroni salad in white bowl with striped napkin

Amish Macaroni Salad

Creamy, crunchy, sweet, & tangy! This Amish macaroni salad is the perfect side dish at any cookout.
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword easy, pasta salad, salad, summer
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Chill Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 23 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 234kcal


  • 2 cups uncooked macaroni noodles
  • 2 cups Miracle Whip
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon distilled white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¾ teaspoon celery seed
  • 1/2 teaspoon cracked pepper
  • 3 large hard boiled eggs
  • 1 small sweet onion
  • 3 stalks celery
  • 1 small red bell pepper
  • ¼ cup dill pickle relish
  • Paprika for garnish


  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil over medium heat. Add the macaroni and cook according to package directions. Drain and place in a large bowl. Rinse with cold water.
  • Add the Miracle Whip, sugar, mustard, vinegar, salt, and celery seed to a small bowl and whisk to combine.
  • Chop the eggs, onion, celery, and pepper into small pieces. Add to the bowl of macaroni with the pickle relish.
  • Pour the dressing over the pasta and stir well to coat. Taste and add additional salt, if needed.
  • Cover and refrigerate for at least one hour. Sprinkle with paprika before serving.



I nearly always just mix everything together in one large bowl rather than mix the dressing separately. It saves on dishes and everything gets stirred together anyway. Every time I recommend this, I get confused/outraged comments, so do as you like. ;) 
You may increase or decrease sugar to suit your tastes. This recipe is a bit less sweet than traditional Amish macaroni salad, so I wouldn't decrease the sugar by more than half.
You may swap regular yellow mustard for the dijon mustard, if that's what you have on hand. 
Recipe adapted from allrecipes


Calories: 234kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 76mg | Sodium: 981mg | Potassium: 235mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 511IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 1mg