Rating: 4.5 stars
8 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

Tasty macaroni salad perfect with those super-ripe summer tomatoes. I sometimes add a little water or extra mayo if not moist enough.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
10 mins
additional:
10 mins
total:
35 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook elbow macaroni in the boiling water, stirring occasionally until cooked through but firm to the bite, 8 minutes. Drain and rinse with cold water until pasta is chilled.

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  • Mix elbow macaroni, hard-cooked eggs, light mayonnaise, creamy salad dressing, spicy brown mustard, dry mustard, and marjoram in a large salad bowl until thoroughly combined. Stir in tomatoes. Be sure to include the juice from your cutting board. Season with salt and black pepper.

Nutrition Facts

554 calories; protein 14.4g; carbohydrates 56.1g; fat 30.5g; cholesterol 186.4mg; sodium 718.3mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (6)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/28/2013
So as I said I'm going to let you know how this turned out! I did a whole lot of tweaking on this recipe! I started by simply following the directions but after doing all the chopping dicing cutting etc this whole dish took on a different life of its own! I said screw it and made this into a main meal! After rummaging around in my chest freezer I took out two bags of skinless boneless chicken breasts. I had 5 breast halves so after thawing I diced them all and sautéed the meat is butter and added 1 medium onion. I also added a cajun seasoning to give the chicken some pop. While the meat was simmering I 'hotrodded' the base of this 'salad'. Mayo sour cream and one cup of Ranch mixed together and mixed into the elbow macaroni. I decided that as long as I'm now making this into a main dish I added three quarter bag of grated sharp cheddar cheese. After the chicken was cooked down into the mix it went! I've got to say it turned out great! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/12/2015
It is very bland. I had to add things to it to make it taste like anything. Added green onions celery bread and butter pickles and a small amount of sugar and vinegar to my salad which made it a lot better. A bit of grated cheese and chunked ham would also make it better. I did like the fact that it had tomatoes in the recipe. I used our garden tomatoes in the dish which is why I gave the recipe 3 stars and not 2. Read More
8 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
04/30/2013
Mixed mayo and ranch dressing, did not have Miracle Whip. We like grated cheddar in our mac salad so added that. This mac salad came out very good, will make for the next pot-luck at husbands work. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/28/2013
So as I said I'm going to let you know how this turned out! I did a whole lot of tweaking on this recipe! I started by simply following the directions but after doing all the chopping dicing cutting etc this whole dish took on a different life of its own! I said screw it and made this into a main meal! After rummaging around in my chest freezer I took out two bags of skinless boneless chicken breasts. I had 5 breast halves so after thawing I diced them all and sautéed the meat is butter and added 1 medium onion. I also added a cajun seasoning to give the chicken some pop. While the meat was simmering I 'hotrodded' the base of this 'salad'. Mayo sour cream and one cup of Ranch mixed together and mixed into the elbow macaroni. I decided that as long as I'm now making this into a main dish I added three quarter bag of grated sharp cheddar cheese. After the chicken was cooked down into the mix it went! I've got to say it turned out great! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/29/2013
5 stars for coming out the way I believe it was intended too. The taste was sort of bland. More herbs/spices needed or just more salt. This made much more than the 8 servings it says. 6 large tomatoes is a ton of toms. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/18/2015
Everyone love it so much it was gone within the first half hour! Now a family favorite for all of our functions! Read More
Rating: 3 stars
08/12/2015
It is very bland. I had to add things to it to make it taste like anything. Added green onions celery bread and butter pickles and a small amount of sugar and vinegar to my salad which made it a lot better. A bit of grated cheese and chunked ham would also make it better. I did like the fact that it had tomatoes in the recipe. I used our garden tomatoes in the dish which is why I gave the recipe 3 stars and not 2. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/15/2015
TOMATOES IN MACARONI SALAD ARE SOOOOOO GOOD!!!! I use ALL Miracle Whip Light plus 1/3 cup vinegar and 1/3 cup sugar to liven the taste. Also if you add some VERY finely diced sweet onion it adds a little extra flavor but little kids won't even know it's in there as the pieces dissolve. IMPORTANT... GREAT salad to make a day ahead just add some milk to give it extra moisture before serving (if needed.) The macaroni absorbs the dressing! Read More
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