Everyone seems to love this version of your typical macaroni salad. I have made a few adjustments to an old standard to jazz it up a bit. The corn is the key.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large pot of boiling salted water cook pasta until al dente. Drain and cool under cold water.

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  • Place eggs in a saucepan, and cover completely with cold water. Bring water to a boil. Cover, remove from heat, and let eggs stand in hot water for 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from hot water, cool and slice.

  • Place pasta in a large bowl and add the celery, corn, onion, and eggs; mix.

  • In a separate bowl, combine the mayonnaise, mustard, pickle juice, salt and pepper together until smooth. Pour dressing over the macaroni and mix well. Sprinkle with paprika and keep the salad refrigerated until ready to serve.

Nutrition Facts

356 calories; protein 8.2g; carbohydrates 37.2g; fat 19.8g; cholesterol 72.3mg; sodium 353.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
08/02/2003
"This is the best macaroni salad I've ever tasted." I heard this statement from several people at my husband's BBQ Birthday Party. My father a macaroni salad connoisseur could not get enough of it. Yes the corn is the key but also the pickle juice really gives it a nice kick. I'd recommend this recipe for any casual party or get-together. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
08/29/2002
This was ok but i didn't think it was great. Although my two year old really liked it!! Read More
(7)
21 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 12
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
08/02/2003
"This is the best macaroni salad I've ever tasted." I heard this statement from several people at my husband's BBQ Birthday Party. My father a macaroni salad connoisseur could not get enough of it. Yes the corn is the key but also the pickle juice really gives it a nice kick. I'd recommend this recipe for any casual party or get-together. Read More
(19)
Rating: 5 stars
07/06/2008
Reviewer asking reference for "creamy salad dressing" - the original post of this recipe named brand "Miracle Whip" as the creamy salad dressing. Read More
(18)
Rating: 5 stars
07/26/2004
I know... I hate it when people tweek recipes... what's the point... however I loved this recipe base... it is perfect and everyone always asks for the recipes at parties. I do not care for celery... so I omitted that. Corn would probably be good in it... but I am used to it the old fashioned way... so I skipped the corn. I do not care for onion pieces in salads so i substituted onion powder like I always do. I don't measure out the paprika I just sprinkle across the top after it's made to give it color and flavor. Awesome recipe it's the only macaroni salad recipe ever use. This does make tons just the right size for a party otherwise cut recipe in half. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/13/2004
I made this for my husband and his work potluck yesterday. It got rave reviews. The only thing I changed was to add a few sweet pickles chopped up into it. I will definitely make this one again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/16/2005
Refreshing! Had to make some minor adjustments to use what I had on hand. Only 2 eggs (I think more would be better) celery seed (no celery) onions and chives (no green onion) red wine vinegar (no pickle juice). Doh forgot the paprika! But it still got a great response despite the tweaking. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/10/2012
It was just a macaroni salad - don't see what was extraordinary about it. The corn may "be the key" but I hardly noticed it being there. Made as is except I used regular onion since I didn't have green onions and only had dill pickles so used that juice (which didn't do anything for tanging it up). NOTE: I made this again and am upping it to a 4. I guess I thought better of it second time around. I didn't note that I wasn't sure what "creamy salad dressing" was and the first time I used Marzetti's and second time Miracle Whip and I had the green onion this time. I really love Marzetti's so I'm going to assume I was just more in the mood for this this time. (Though I still didn't notice the corn.) Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
08/29/2002
This was ok but i didn't think it was great. Although my two year old really liked it!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/01/2005
This is my new fav. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/18/2004
This is a great recipe! When I made it I used a tri-colored multi-shape pasta. Thanks for sharing this recipe!:o) Read More
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