Macaroni Salad Recipes

Macaroni salad makes an easy and tasty addition to any summer event. You can even add tuna or chicken and make it a meal on it's own!

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Bacon, Lettuce, and Tomato Macaroni Salad

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The delicious flavors of crisp crumbled bacon and tangy fresh tomato that you love in a BLT sandwich dress up a bowl of macaroni salad that's perfect for a light lunch or side dish.

Magnificent Macaroni Salad

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Slightly sweet, classic macaroni salad recipe!

Macaroni, Pineapple, and Ham Salad

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This delicious macaroni salad is so refreshing. My husband and I came up with it using ingredients we prefer and we make this regularly during the summer to go with lunches or as a meal on a really hot day. Easy recipe to modify according to your own preferences. Get creative and enjoy!

Macaroni Salad with Pickles

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This recipe is easily multiplied for a crowd. Everyone in my family asks me to bring this to our functions. I even make it for weddings. Sometimes I use a mixture of different kinds of pasta, especially if I only have a little of this kind or that. Depending on what type of macaroni used, more dressing may be required. The recipe calls for red onion, but sweet onion is great, too.

Tomato and Macaroni Salad

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

Delicious Macaroni Salad

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A family favorite that does not last long around my house.

Herbed Macaroni Salad with Shrimp

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Light and lemony, this recipe is a change from standard macaroni salads.

Crab Macaroni Salad

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Flaked, canned crab meat stars in this macaroni salad for a refreshing summertime side dish.

Classic Macaroni Salad

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This is a salad that everyone seems to love. I always get lots of compliments on this recipe and it is just a pleasing taste that seems to suit everyone.

Southern Tuna Macaroni Salad

Creamy from eggs and mayonnaise, tangy and acidic from mustard, pickles and chow chow, with a nice crunch from celery and onion. The Cajun spice just rounds it out with a blend of spices, the pimentos add a pop of color and sweetness, and tuna complements and ties all the flavors together in this Southern macaroni salad. Could top with some parsley for added color! Put this in a tortilla or melt some cheese on toast and make an open-faced sandwich!

Greek Pasta Salad I

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This is a great make-ahead pasta salad!

Simple Ranch Chicken Macaroni Salad

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This is a simple to make recipe with Ranch dressing mix which gives it an extra kick.

Inspiration and Ideas

How to Make the Best Macaroni Salad

It's no picnic without macaroni salad. Here are a few quick tips for making the best macaroni salads, plus 15 favorite recipes to try.

Kim's Macaroni Salad

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This is a simple but tasty macaroni salad made with zesty white pepper, jalapeno, and green onions.