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Southern Macaroni Salad Recipe

  • Author: Steve Gordon
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 8-10 servings 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Stove top
  • Cuisine: American, Southern


Macaroni Pasta Salad is an old Southern classic recipe. Great for home, picnics, potluck dinners, any old place. Can be prepared a day or two ahead of time if needed and travels well. Best if served chilled.



1 8oz. package Elbow Macaroni, cooked and drained.
1 cup Duke’s Mayonnaise
2 Tablespoon Apple Cider Vinegar
1 Tablespoon prepared Mustard
1 teaspoon Sugar
1 teaspoon Salt
1/4 teaspoon Black Pepper
1/2 cup Celery, sliced
1/2 cup Green or Red Sweet Pepper, chopped
1/4 cup Onion, chopped


Prepare macaroni pasta according to package directions.
Drain pasta, set aside.
Place Dukes mayonnaise In a large mixing bowl.
Add vinegar.
Add mustard.
Add sugar.
Add salt.
Add black pepper.
Mix together well.
Add the drained pasta.
Add celery.
Add peppers.
Add onion.
Toss everything to coat well.
Cover bowl. Refrigerate for 2 or more hours to chill.


Best if served cold. Can be made a day or two in advance and refrigerated until needed. Freshen it up a bit with a little more mayonnaise if need be when you remove it from the refrigerator.

Keywords: Macaroni salad, pasta salad, Duke's Mayonnaise, bell pepper, celery, onion, quick, easy, side dish