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Macaroni Salad
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
10 mins

Macaroni Salad is sweet and savory with eggs, peppers, onions, and celery mixed with cheddar cheese, pickles, green onions, and a delicate creamy sauce. 

Course: Appetizer, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Macaroni Salad, Pasta Salad
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Catalina Castravet
  • 2 cups elbow pasta dry - or any other small size pasta
  • 3 large hard-boiled eggs chopped
  • 1 bell pepper diced
  • 1 small red onion diced
  • 2 stalks celery diced
  • 1/4 cup green onions chopped
  • 1 cup sweet pickles diced
  • 1 can sweet corn either grilled or canned - drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup yellow cheddar cheese cut into small cubes or shredded
  • 1 cup white cheddar cheese cut into small cubes or shredded
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup sour cream or greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon sugar or honey
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey mustard
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  1. First, cook pasta just a few minutes short of what the package instructions say, aiming for al dente.

  2. Rinse under cold water when done, drain well and lightly mix with a drizzle of oil so it doesn't stick.

  3. In a large bowl combine all the dressing ingredients and stir well.

  4. After that, add the pasta and the remaining ingredients and stir to combine.

  5. Taste and adjust for salt and pepper.

  6. Cover, and chill for 2 hours for up to 2 days.

  7. Serve cold garnished with green onions.