Macaroni salad is a simple and quick side dish that can easily be made the night before your next get together. This is a classic side dish that almost everyone enjoys. While having a good macaroni salad recipe may seem silly as this is something that you can simply go to the grocery store and pick up ready-made quite easily, but homemade macaroni salad is something that tastes much better.
It is so easy to make that you will wonder why you ever bought the premade stuff in the first place. The great thing about macaroni salad is that there are numerous ways to make it, so you can change up the basic recipe to suit your own personal tastes. If you are ready to try something different or simply want to know some great ways to create macaroni salad for your next get together, here are 15 of the most popular macaroni salad recipes to help get you started.
1. Classic Macaroni Salad
What you need:
4 cups of uncooked macaroni noodles
A cup of mayo
¼ cup of white vinegar
⅔ cup of sugar
½ tbsp yellow mustard
Salt and pepper to taste
A large onion, chopped
2 stalks of celery, chopped,
A green pepper, seeded and cut up
¼ cup grated carrot
2 tbsp of pimento peppers
First, bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add in a bit of salt to the water. Once the water is boiling, add in the macaroni noodles. Cook for about 8 minutes or until the noodles are tender. Drain the noodles and rinse under cold water.
In a large bowl, mix together the mayo, mustard, sugar, salt, pepper, and vinegar. Once well mixed, stir in the celery, onion, green pepper, carrot and pimentos. Mix until combined. Add the macaroni to the vegetable and mayo mixture. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours before serving.