Classic Macaroni Salad

This is a salad has a pleasing taste that seems to suit everyone. You will receive many compliments when serving this salad.


10 servings


4 cups uncooked elbow macaroni
1 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup distilled white vinegar
2/3 cup granulated (white) sugar
2 1/2 tablespoons prepared yellow mustard
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 large onion, chopped
2 stalks celery, chopped
1 green bell pepper, seeded and chopped
1/4 cup grated carrot (optional)
2 tablespoons chopped pimento peppers (optional)


Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add the macaroni, and cook until tender, about 8 minutes. Rinse under cold water and drain.

In a large bowl, mix together the mayonnaise, vinegar, sugar, mustard, salt and pepper. Stir in the onion, celery, green pepper, carrot, pimentos and macaroni. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours before serving, but preferably overnight.

Estimated Time

Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Chill Time: 4 hours

Nutritional Information

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 390; Total Fat: 18.7 g; Cholesterol: 8 mg; Sodium: 529 mg; Total Carbs: 49.3 g (Dietary Fiber: 2.8 g); Protein: 6.8 g

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