Creamy Macaroni Salad Recipe

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Erika Published: December 15, 2020 Modified: June 1, 2021

How To Make Creamy Macaroni Salad

You can now make your own classic macaroni salad with this recipe. It has loads of flavor from the spices and has a sauce that is definitely thick & creamy.

Preparation: 25 minutes
Cooking: 10 minutes
Total: 35 minutes



  • 1tspsalt
  • 1tspdry mustard powder
  • ¾tspgarlic powder
  • ½tsppaprika
  • ½tsponion powder
  • ¼tspground white pepper
  • ¼tspground black pepper
  • 3cupselbow macaroni
  • cupsmayonnaise
  • ½cupsour cream
  • 5ozevaporated milk
  • ½cuponion,finely chopped
  • 3tbspgreen bell pepper,finely chopped
  • 3tbspred bell pepper,finely chopped
  • 2tbspyellow bell pepper,finely chopped
  • ½cupcelery,finely chopped
  • ½cupcarrots,finely chopped


  1. Mix salt, dry mustard, garlic powder, paprika, onion powder, white pepper, and black pepper in a small bowl.

  2. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook elbow macaroni in the boiling water for about 8 minutes, stirring occasionally until cooked through but firm to the bite. Drain and rinse macaroni under cold water until cooled.

  3. Whisk mayonnaise, sour cream, and evaporated milk in a large salad bowl until dressing is smooth and creamy; stir in seasoning mix until well blended.

  4. Mix macaroni, onion, green, red, and yellow bell pepper, celery, and carrots into the dressing until thoroughly coated.


  • Calories: 1744.82kcal
  • Fat: 181.21g
  • Saturated Fat: 28.31g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 45.44g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 107.04g
  • Carbohydrates: 24.23g
  • Fiber: 1.83g
  • Sugar: 3.57g
  • Protein: 4.97g
  • Cholesterol: 98.50mg
  • Sodium: 1359.88mg
  • Calcium: 56.50mg
  • Potassium: 209.98mg
  • Iron: 0.59mg
  • Vitamin A: 79.27µg
  • Vitamin C: 29.38mg
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