Classic Macaroni Salad {Easy} | Kid Friendly Things To Do

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Macaroni Salad is one of those classic salads that makes an appearance at every family or holiday picnic. It’s the perfect summer side dish to grilled hamburgers and hot dogs. Come on in and I’ll share an Easy and Delicious Macaroni Salad Recipe…

Easy Macaroni Salad

Macaroni salad is easy enough to find at your local deli, but the homemade version is so easy and so much better. 

Easy Macaroni Salad

This easy homemade Macaroni Salad will be the hit of your celebration. 

easy macaroni salad

How long will Macaroni Salad last in the refrigerator?

If covered and stored in the refrigerator, macaroni salad will last up to five days.

What can I serve with Macaroni Salad?

Anything grilled goes great with macaroni salad. It’s great with hamburgers, hot dogs, grilled chicken, and steak.

Should I rinse the macaroni noodles for Macaroni Salad?

Yes. Rinse with cold water. It helps stop the noodles from cooking more and cools the noodles for mixing. 



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Classic Macaroni Salad {Easy} | Kid Friendly Things To Do

homemade macaroni salad

Easy and classic macaroni salad for a delicious picnic side. 

  • Author: Melissa
  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Cook Time: 10 min
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 10 servings 1x


  • 2 cups of uncooked elbow macaroni noodles
  • 1/2 cup of mayonnaise
  • 1 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 1/8 cup of granulated sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. yellow mustard
  • 3/4 tsp. of salt
  • 1/4 tsp. of ground black pepper
  • 1 sweet onion – chopped
  • 2 stalks of celery – chopped
  • 1 green pepper – chopped
  • 1/4 cup of grated carrot
  • 1 Tbsp. of pickled relish


  • Cook and drain the noodles
  • Let Cool
  • In a large bowl, combine everything and mix well
  • cover and refrigerate for a couple of hours or overnight


Can be doubled to feed a bigger crowd. 

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