If you are looking a new summer recipe to add to your summer recipes collection, you have to try this macaroni salad recipe. It the best pasta salad recipes I have tried. But then I’m a little bias since it’s one my family has been making for years. Come on over and grab the best macaroni salad recipe to try for yourself. I’m sure you won’t be disappointed.
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4.73 from 18 votes

Best Macaroni Salad Recipe

A delicious side dish any time of the year.
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 164kcal
Author: Shelly


  • 1 1/2 cups Macaroni Salad Macaroni or Other Small Pasta
  • 1/3 cup Celery chopped
  • 1/3 cup Onion chopped or for picky eaters 1-2 teaspoon of onion powder
  • 1/3 cup Dill Pickle chopped
  • 3/4 cup Mayonnaise or Vegan Mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon Vinegar or Dill Pickle Juice
  • 2 tablespoons Mustard we use yellow
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt or to Taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon Pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon Dried Chives
  • 1/4 teaspoon Dried Dill Weed
  • 1/4 teaspoon Dried Parsley


  • Cook pasta according to directions, drain and set aside.
  • Chop the celery, onion and pickles. Mix with the cooked pasta.
  • In a medium bowl, mix together the mayonnaise, mustard, vinegar or dill pickle juice, salt, pepper, chives, parsley, and dill weed.
  • Mix the dressing with the pasta and vegetables until well combined.
  • Refrigerate until ready to serve.


Calories: 164kcal