Hawaiian Macaroni Salad


This Hawaiian macaroni salad recipe is simple and tasty — just like you'd get at a Hawaiian restaurant. No fruit in this salad, just macaroni pasta, carrot, and a creamy dressing. Very yummy and easy to make.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
2 hrs
Total Time:
2 hrs 25 mins


  • 6 cups elbow macaroni

  • 2 cups mayonnaise, or more to taste

  • ½ cup milk

  • ½ cup shredded carrot

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste


  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook macaroni pasta in boiling water, stirring occasionally, until tender yet firm to the bite, about 8 minutes. Drain and rinse with cold water.

  2. Combine pasta, mayonnaise, milk, and carrot in a large bowl; mix until macaroni is well coated. Add more mayonnaise for a wetter consistency. Season with salt and pepper.

  3. Chill in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours or up to overnight.


For best results, don't use low-fat or fat-free mayonnaise and milk. It makes the dressing too runny.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

465 Calories
30g Fat
41g Carbs
8g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 465
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 30g 39%
Saturated Fat 5g 23%
Cholesterol 15mg 5%
Sodium 232mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 41g 15%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 8g
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 27mg 2%
Iron 2mg 10%
Potassium 151mg 3%

* 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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