The BEST Macaroni Salad You Will EVER Have!!


This macaroni salad has been in my family for generations. and I have never had anyone say they don't love it! I have friends who constantly ask me for the recipe, yet I have never given it out....until now. This salad is the BEST macaroni salad in the world, you just gotta try it to believe me! Please rate if you like it! I love to serve this with hamburgers or bratwurst on a summer day! This goes very well at any party and even at Thanksgiving!

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
2 hrs
Total Time:
2 hrs 30 mins
14 servings


  • 1 (16 ounce) package elbow macaroni

  • 1 (12 ounce) can tuna in water, drained and flaked

  • 6 hard-cooked eggs, chopped

  • 2 large tomatoes, finely chopped

  • 1 large white onion, finely chopped

  • 1 cucumber, finely chopped

  • 3 cups creamy salad dressing (such as Miracle Whip®)

  • ½ cup 2% milk

  • ¼ cup white sugar, or to taste

  • 3 tablespoons prepared yellow mustard

  • 1 ½ tablespoons ground black pepper, or to taste

  • ½ tablespoon salt, or to taste


  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook elbow macaroni in the boiling water until cooked through but firm to the bite, 8 minutes; drain. Rinse with cold water to cool completely; drain.

  2. Mix macaroni, tuna, eggs, tomatoes, onion, and cucumber in a large mixing bowl.

  3. Whisk salad dressing and milk together in a separate bowl until smooth. Beat sugar, mustard, pepper, and salt into the dressing mixture; pour over the macaroni mixture and stir to coat.

  4. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 2 hours.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

367 Calories
17g Fat
38g Carbs
14g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 14
Calories 367
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17g 22%
Saturated Fat 3g 14%
Cholesterol 116mg 39%
Sodium 762mg 33%
Total Carbohydrate 38g 14%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 13g
Protein 14g
Vitamin C 5mg 24%
Calcium 43mg 3%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 280mg 6%

* 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.

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