Homemade Classic Macaroni Salad Recipe

Homemade Classic Macaroni Salad Recipe

How To Make Homemade Classic Macaroni Salad

Macaroni salad is always a party staple. This is very easy to make. Just follow the classic macaroni salad recipe for a flavorful and savory pasta dish.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 15 minutes
Total: 25 minutes



  • 2cupsdry macaroni pasta,about ½ pound, use rice or gluten-free pasta for gluten-free version
  • salt
  • ¼cupspring onion,or green onion, chopped
  • ½tsplemon juice,or vinegar
  • 1hard boiled egg,chopped
  • 1red bell pepper,roasted chopped
  • 1tbspparsley,fresh chopped
  • ½cupmayonnaise
  • pinchpaprika
  • freshly ground black pepper,to taste


  1. In at least 2 quarts of salted water, cook the pasta according to package directions until al dente. Remove from heat, drain and rinse with cool water until the pasta reaches room temperature.

  2. While macaroni is cooking, put the chopped onions into a small bowl and sprinkle the lemon juice or vinegar, and a little water over them.

  3. Combine cooked macaroni, onions, and all other ingredients in a large serving bowl. Adjust seasonings to taste.


  • Calories: 422.77kcal
  • Fat: 24.21g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.81g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 6.08g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 13.81g
  • Carbohydrates: 41.92g
  • Fiber: 2.60g
  • Sugar: 2.94g
  • Protein: 8.58g
  • Cholesterol: 48.56mg
  • Sodium: 300.79mg
  • Calcium: 25.74mg
  • Potassium: 220.78mg
  • Iron: 1.12mg
  • Vitamin A: 68.84µg
  • Vitamin C: 40.68mg
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