Scandinavian-Inspired Macaroni Salad

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 20 min.


9 servings

Updated: Sep. 10, 2022
Give a humdrum side salad a Scandinavian touch by adding some freshly chopped dill and tiny shrimp. —Kallee Krong-McCreery, Escondido, California
Scandinavian-Inspired Macaroni Salad Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2 cups uncooked elbow macaroni
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons snipped fresh dill
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup peeled and deveined cooked shrimp (100-150 per pound)
  • 4 hard-boiled large eggs, sliced
  • 1 small cucumber, chopped
  • 1 small red onion, thinly sliced


  1. Cook macaroni according to package directions; drain and rinse with cold water. Cool completely.
  2. For dressing, in a small bowl, combine mayonnaise, sugar, dill, mustard, salt and pepper. In a large bowl, combine shrimp, eggs, cucumber and macaroni. Add dressing; gently toss to coat. Refrigerate until serving. Top with red onions and additional dill if desired.

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup: 287 calories, 21g fat (3g saturated fat), 125mg cholesterol, 401mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 10g protein.