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Crunchy Macaroni Salad

THIS SALAD is ideal for one or two people, but I've often increased the recipe to take to potlucks. For variety, I'll sometimes add chopped pickles or shredded cheese. In summer, fresh tomatoes add color and flavor. -Ruth Griggs, South Hill, Virginia
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    2 servings


  • 1 cup cooked elbow macaroni
  • 1 hard-boiled large egg, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chopped celery
  • 2 tablespoons chopped onion
  • 3 tablespoons Miracle Whip
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cider vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon prepared mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Pinch pepper


  • In a bowl, combine the macaroni, egg, celery and onion. In another bowl, combine the remaining ingredients. Pour over macaroni mixture and toss gently. Cover and chill for 2 hours before serving.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 283 calories, 20g fat (3g saturated fat), 114mg cholesterol, 453mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 1g fiber), 6g protein.

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  • sd20
    Feb 13, 2020

    Easy and very good!

  • mountainbaby
    Apr 6, 2015

    It is so nice to have a recipe for only two people or smaller families!! We love this. Sometimes I add some pickle relish and use mayonnaise instead of Miracle Whip. Thank you for sharing this recipe. It's so appreciated.

  • swhack
    Sep 16, 2013

    Family really loved it!

  • nadinem
    Aug 2, 2013

    I have never made macaroni salad before but lately I have been craving it so I began looking at some of my recipe sites to find one that seemed to fit my craving. This one matched what I was looking for so I made it. After reading many of the reviews I added two tablespoons of chopped celery and a handful of chopped ham. This recipe fit the bill and satisfied my craving. I love a creamy, sweet, and tangy dressing and this was great! I used dill pickle juice instead of the cider vinegar and it was fantastic! Thanx for sharing!

  • Nimble
    Jun 24, 2013

    I notice that in 2008 someone wrote that the celery is missing from the ingredients but mentioned in the directions. No one answered , unless they e-mailed the writer. I would like to make this, and would like to add the celery. But how much? To taste?

  • NCFlash
    Apr 28, 2013

    I fixed this last night and it tasted great. The only thing I did different was to cube Coby&Jack Cheese instead of the egg. Very good and easy salad.

  • deannasnz
    Jan 13, 2013

    I love this dressing.

  • kirenmc
    Jul 2, 2008

    How much celery? It's mentioned in the directions, but not in the ingredients...