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Easy Macaroni Salad Recipe

This Easy Macaroni Salad recipe is the perfect side dish to bring to Summer BBQ's, parties and more! Easy macaroni salad is loaded with veggies, cheese and more. You will love the creamy dressing.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time12 minutes
Chill1 hour
Total Time22 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Easy Macaroni Salad Recipe
Servings: 12
Calories: 291kcal
Author: Carrie Barnard



  • Cook the elbow macaroni until al dente. You want them still firm. Immediately run the pasta under cold water so it isn't sticky and prevents it from over cooking.  Drain well.
  • In a large mixing bowl, toss together cooked pasta with the cubed cheese, onion, celery, bell pepper, and peas.
  • In a small mixing bowl, mix together mayonnaise, apple cider vinegar, dill, sugar, Dijon mustard, salt, and pepper.
  • Pour the mixture over the pasta and toss until everything is well coated. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and chill at least 1 hour before serving. Enjoy!


Calories: 291kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 422mg | Potassium: 196mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 910IU | Vitamin C: 15.8mg | Calcium: 124mg | Iron: 1.1mg