Classic Macaroni Salad recipe

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This Classic Macaroni Salad recipe is an oldie but a goodie from my family to yours! It’s perfect for a summer bbq, potluck, or just a summer day when it’s too hot to cook.  Your family will love this! Don’t forget to pin it!!


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Servings: 8 servings
Classic Macaroni Salad recipe
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
Author: JB
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: macaroni salad

This classic macaroni salad is the hit of every potluck!

  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 tbsp mustard
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 lb macaroni cooked and drained
  • 1 cup sliced celery
  • 8 oz cheddar cheese cubed
  • 1/2 cup carrot shredded
  • 1/2 tsp paprika for garnish
  • 2 tbs onion finely diced
  • 1 1/2 cups cubed ham (optional)
  1. Cook macaroni according to package directions.  Pour cold water over, drain and set aside.

  2. Combine sour cream, mayo, mustard, sugar, and salt.
  3. Mix well.
  4. Add celery, cheese, ham and carrot to the prepared macaroni.

  5. Add the liquid ingredients and toss to combine. 

  6. Chill before serving
Recipe Notes

Nutritional information does not include optional ingredients.

Nutrition Information
Calories: 579, Fat: 36g, Saturated Fat: 12g, Cholesterol: 56mg, Sodium: 417mg, Potassium: 258mg, Carbohydrates: 45g, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 4g, Protein: 15g, Vitamin A: 37.5%, Vitamin C: 1.4%, Calcium: 25.8%, Iron: 6.2%

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)


One comment on “Classic Macaroni Salad recipe”

  1. When you hit the PRINT, the recipie does not come up.

    Am I doing something wrong?

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