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creamy macaroni salad

Creamy Macaroni Salad

Super creamy and delicious Classic American Macaroni Salad is the perfect side dish for barbecues and picnics!
5 from 3 votes
Total Time 2 hrs
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 6 people


  • 1 1/2 cups Elbow Macaroni - Uncooked
  • 1/2 cup Red Bell Pepper finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup Green Bell Pepper finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup Celery finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup Red Onion finely chopped
  • 3 tbsp Dill Pickle finely chopped
  • 3 tbsp Vinegar
  • 3/4 cup Mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp Mustard
  • 1 tbsp Milk
  • 3 tbsp Sugar
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Pepper
  • 1/4 tsp Paprika
  • 1/4 tsp Garlic Powder


  • Boil macaroni according to package instructions. When done, drain pasta and transfer to a large mixing bowl.
  • Pour vinegar over the hot macaroni along with chopped peppers, onions, celery and pickle. Toss to combine and then allow pasta to cool completely.
  • While the pasta is cooling, in a small bowl mix mayonnaise, mustard, sugar, salt, pepper, paprika, milk and garlic powder.
  • When the pasta is completely cooled pour dressing over and mix to fully combine. Cover pasta salad and place in the fridge for at least an hour before serving.
Keyword american macaroni salad, classic macaroni salad, creamy macaroni salad