Macaroni Salad is a simple, tasty salad that is a great addition to any picnic, potluck, party, holiday dinner, or just an ordinary evening dinner.
Macaroni Salad makes a great side dish with any meat, such as a nice juicy steak, or pork chop, a burger or hot dog, or even a simple sandwich.
Gather the Ingredients
The first step is to gather all the ingredients.
Cook the Macaroni
Then, bring 8 cups of water to boil in a saucepan. Add 3 cups of elbow macaroni or salad macaroni. Cook approximately 10 minutes until tender. Drain and rinse with cold water. Then put the macaroni in a mixing bowl. Put cold water over it to cool the macaroni and then drain it really well. You may even need to pat it dry with a paper towel.
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Macaroni salad is something that can be made according to your taste. I usually use tomatoes, cucumbers, and green peppers. Just chop or slice each vegetable and add it to the macaroni. I put chopped dill pickles to add more flavor. I have also put chunks of cheese, sliced olives, or thawed frozen peas. You could add green onions if your family likes onions. Another thing you could add is chunks of ham.
Stir in Miracle Whip or Mayonaise
Do you prefer Miracle Whip or Mayonaise? Half of my family likes Mayonnaise and the other half prefer Miracle whip. When I make Macaroni Salad I use Miracle Whip. Stir in the sauce of your choice. Add a little mustard if you want.. I have even added a little ranch dressing.
Season with Salt and Pepper.
Mix it all together
Mix the macaroni, vegetables, Miracle Whip, mustard, and salt and pepper together.