Southern Macaroni Salad Recipe

Southern Macaroni Salad Recipe

Reminisce the flavors of Southern cuisine by making this traditional macaroni salad recipe! Of course, what’s a macaroni salad without the classic ingredients such as mayonnaise, tomatoes, celery, eggs, onion, and radish right?

But if you’re worried this might be too dull or bland for some, a pinch of celery seeds will simply do the trick! The strong flavors from these little seeds are enough to amp up the taste of your macaroni salad.

How To Make Southern Macaroni Salad

All the flavors of the deep South are in this traditional macaroni salad recipe, with mayo, tomatoes, celery, eggs, onion, and radish.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 15 minutes
Total: 30 minutes



  • 16ozelbow macaroni
  • 8ozmayonnaise,such as Hellman’s®
  • 6large eggs,at room temperature
  • 3tomatoes,medium, quartered
  • 3celery stalks,chopped
  • 6ozradishes,diced
  • 1white onion,diced
  • 1tspsalt,or to taste
  • 1tspground black pepper,or to taste
  • 1pinchcelery seed


  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook elbow macaroni in the boiling water for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until tender yet firm to the bite.

  2. Meanwhile, place eggs in another pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil; turn off heat and let sit for 10 minutes. Drain.

  3. Drain cooked macaroni and place back into the pot; add mayonnaise and stir until creamy. Dice boiled eggs and mix into pasta.

  4. Fold in tomatoes, celery, radishes, and onion. Transfer to a big bowl and season with salt, pepper, and celery seed.


  • Calories: 385.04kcal
  • Fat: 21.14g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.70g
  • Trans Fat: 0.01g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 5.58g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 11.36g
  • Carbohydrates: 37.78g
  • Fiber: 2.63g
  • Sugar: 3.30g
  • Protein: 10.37g
  • Cholesterol: 120.45mg
  • Sodium: 410.89mg
  • Calcium: 43.33mg
  • Potassium: 322.38mg
  • Iron: 1.35mg
  • Vitamin A: 66.20µg
  • Vitamin C: 8.87mg
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