Jim's Macaroni Salad


This is my family's favorite. I have made this salad since I was a kid. I think it has just about everything you need in a salad of this kind.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
8 to 10 - servings


  • 1 (16 ounce) package macaroni

  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar

  • 1 cup mayonnaise

  • ½ cup chopped white onion

  • 1 (4 ounce) jar sliced pimento peppers, drained

  • ½ cup chopped dill pickles

  • ½ cup chopped green bell pepper

  • 6 slices American processed cheese, cut into 1/2-inch piece

  • 1 (6 ounce) can pitted ripe olives, drained

  • 4 hard-cooked eggs, chopped

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste


  1. Cook the macaroni in a large pot of lightly salted boiling water until tender, 6-8 minutes depending on size. Drain, and set aside.

  2. Stir the vinegar and mayonnaise together in a bowl until thoroughly blended.

  3. Combine the cooked noodles, onions, pimentos, pickles, bell peppers, cheese, olives, and eggs in a large bowl. Add the mayonnaise mixture, and toss gently to coat ingredients. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

489 Calories
29g Fat
43g Carbs
14g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 9
Calories 489
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 29g 37%
Saturated Fat 7g 36%
Cholesterol 117mg 39%
Sodium 750mg 33%
Total Carbohydrate 43g 16%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 14g
Vitamin C 18mg 91%
Calcium 133mg 10%
Iron 3mg 16%
Potassium 201mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.