Classic Macaroni Salad
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 30 min.
- 2 cups uncooked elbow macaroni
- 1 cup fat-free mayonnaise
- 2 tablespoons sweet pickle relish
- 2 teaspoons sugar
- 3/4 teaspoon ground mustard
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon pepper
- 1/2 cup chopped celery
- 1/3 cup chopped carrot
- 1/4 cup chopped onion
- 1 hard-boiled large egg, sliced
- Dash paprika
- Cook macaroni according to package directions; drain and rinse with cold water. Cool completely.
- For dressing, in a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, pickle relish, sugar substitute, mustard, salt and pepper. In a large bowl, combine the macaroni, celery, carrot and onion. Add dressing and toss gently to coat.
- Refrigerate until serving. Garnish with egg and paprika.
Editor's NoteThis recipe was tested with Splenda no-calorie sweetener.
Nutrition Facts3/4 cup: 115 calories, 2g fat (0 saturated fat), 27mg cholesterol, 362mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch.
Jan 14, 2020
Dec 23, 2017
I made this tonight’ for Christmas lunch /dinner, and it is very good. I made it exactly how the recipe is written. Thank you for this amazing recipe.
Oct 14, 2017
Great recipe! This is reminiscent of my childhood in New York when we'd head to the deli each week to pick up some macaroni salad. I used almost a pound of elbow macaroni so I doubled the dressing. Used regular mayo and sugar and instead of ground mustard, I used regular yellow mustard. We love hard-boiled eggs, so in addition to using them as a garnish, I made a few more and chopped them up into the salad. And since I ran low on sweet relish, I sliced up some sweet gherkins and threw them in too. I loved the added crunch! Next time I may add a little vinegar to thin out the dressing a bit. Will definitely make this again!Volunteer Field Editor
May 18, 2017
Ever since I was a kid, Classic Macaroni Salad never had "egg" in it. Plus we did not have "FAT FREE" mayonnaise either.
Apr 11, 2017
Quick and easy, used real sugar and threw in some cucumber... Will make again
Sep 3, 2016
Very good, quick and easy too....
Jul 10, 2016
I used dill relish, no sugar, and a can of tuna. Great!
May 22, 2016
I think the dried mustard made it a bit too spicy for our tastes.
Sep 27, 2015
It turned out great! Was a big hit with my family ??
May 25, 2015
When I first got the dressing together, I thought it just tasted "meh". But after putting everything together and letting it chill, I was blown away. This tastes just like my grandmother's shrimp macaroni salad (minus the shrimp of course). My husband even loved it too. I caught him literally licking some off his fingers. Delicious.