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Creamy and easy macaroni salad recipe
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5 from 32 votes

Easy & Creamy Macaroni Salad

A delicious Hawaiian Macaroni Salad side dish. Creamy pasta salad that goes with so many bbq and picnic dishes.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Calories: 396kcal


  • 4 cups macaroni uncooked
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup onion chopped
  • cup celery chopped
  • cup bell peppers chopped (I like to use green and red or green and orange for color)
  • 1 carrot grated
  • 1 tablespoon chopped olives
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon mustard
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper


  • Cook macaroni per package directions. Rinse cooked pasta with cold water and thoroughly drain.
  • Place pasta in a large mixing bowl and set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, prepare mayonnaise mixture. Mix together mayonnaise, vinegar, sugar, mustard, salt and pepper. Blend in onion, celery, peppers, carrot and olives. Add to cooked and drained pasta.
  • Chill at least 2 hours.


  • Make this salad dressing the night before.
  • You can boil the pasta ahead of time so it is ready when you are.
  • You can actually make this entire salad the day before and keep it chilled in an airtight container in the refrigerator. It tastes great the next day!


Calories: 396kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 13g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 360mg | Potassium: 206mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1720IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 1mg