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Macaroni Salad

"This flavorful macaroni salad is easy to make and is the perfect crowd-pleasing dish to bring to your next picnic or potluck. This was another staple from my childhood summers!”

Macaroni Salad

Servings – 10 Prep Time – 20 Minutes Cook Time – 10 Minutes

Chill Time - 3+ Hours Ingredients:

  • 1lb elbow macaroni

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 1/2 cup mayonnaise

  • 1 ½ teaspoons celery seeds

  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 2 stalks celery, chopped

  • 6 stalks green onion, chopped

  • 1 can spam, chopped

  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded and chopped

  • ¼ cup grated carrot, optional

  • 1 can black olives, sliced, optional

  • 2 tablespoons chopped pimento peppers, optional


Gather all ingredients.

Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook elbow macaroni in the boiling water, stirring occasionally, until tender yet firm to the bite, about 8 minutes. Rinse under cold water and drain.

Mix mayonnaise, pepper, celery seeds, and macaroni together in a large bowl.

Stir in celery, green onion, red pepper, spam, carrots, olives and pimentos.

Refrigerate salad for at least 4 hours before serving, but preferably overnight.


Calories 788 / Total Fat 51g / Saturated Fat 9g / Cholesterol 253mg / Sodium 806mg / Carbohydrate 72g / Dietary Fiber 7g / Sugars 20g / Protein 15g / Vitamin C 58mg / Calcium 127mg / Iron 4mg Potassium 1397mg

"This is the macaroni salad I grew up on. Whenever there was a cookout, my request was always Aunties Potato Salad and Mom's Macaroni Salad (minus the celery salt - then). This one... instantly brings me back to childhood. It's delicious!"

CWT is not a certified dietician or nutritionist. Any nutritional information shared on this site is an estimate counted through measurements and package nutritional information used in each recipe. If calorie, macro counting and other nutritional values are important to you, I recommend running the ingredients through your choice of nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories can vary depending on national brands used per recipe.

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