Amish Macaroni Salad

Total Time

Prep 20 min. Cook: 15 min.

Makes

10 servings

Updated: Jun. 20, 2023
This Amish macaroni salad is a crowd favorite. It's supposed to be sweet, but you can lessen the sugar to suit your taste. Garnish with sliced hard-boiled eggs and paprika, if desired. —Mishelle Johnson, Wyoming, Michigan
Amish Macaroni Salad Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 2 cups uncooked elbow macaroni
  • 2 cups Miracle Whip or mayonnaise
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons sweet pickle relish
  • 3 tablespoons yellow mustard
  • 2-1/4 teaspoons cider vinegar
  • 3/4 teaspoon celery seed
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 celery ribs, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper, chopped
  • 3 hard-boiled large eggs, chopped

Directions

  1. Cook macaroni according to package directions; drain and rinse with cold water. Cool completely.
  2. For dressing, in a small bowl, combine Miracle Whip, sugar, relish, mustard, vinegar, celery seed and salt. In a large bowl, combine macaroni, celery, onion, red pepper and eggs. Add dressing; gently toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate until serving.
Amish Macaroni Salad Tips

How can you make sure Amish macaroni salad stays creamy?

Similar to most other macaroni salad recipes, the pasta in Amish macaroni salad will absorb some of the dressing as it sits. To make sure it's creamy, reserve one-third of the dressing and stir it in just before serving. This is especially helpful if you make the salad more than a few hours in advance.

How should you store Amish macaroni salad?

Store Amish macaroni salad in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Leftovers are delicious paired with grilled chicken recipes and will keep for 2 to 3 days.

How far in advance can you make Amish macaroni salad?

Make-ahead salads are so convenient! Amish macaroni salad can be made up to a day in advance. Stir it just before serving to freshen it up. If you liked this macaroni salad, try more of our Amish recipes.

Peggy Woodward, Taste of Home Senior Food Editor

Nutrition Facts

1/2 cup: 283 calories, 13g fat (2g saturated fat), 72mg cholesterol, 496mg sodium, 37g carbohydrate (21g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.