How to Make Macaroni Salad

How to Make Macaroni Salad. Whether you're having a summer barbecue or cooking inside to stay out of the cold, macaroni salad is a great addition to your meal. Follow this recipe for a colorful and scrumptious macaroni salad that the whole family will enjoy. This recipe serves about six to eight people.

How to Make Macaroni Salad
How to Make Macaroni Salad (Lark Gillespie)

Things You'll Need

  • 4 cups uncooked elbow macaroni
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 onion
  • 1/2 red bell pepper
  • 1/2 green pepper
  • 1/2 yellow pepper
  • 3 celery stalks
  • 1 1/2 cups of mayonnaise
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons prepared yellow mustard
  • 2 teaspoons white vinegar
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
Step 1:

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the elbow macaroni, stirring occasionally. Cook for approximately 10 minutes or until macaroni is tender. Drain when finished and set aside to cool.

How to Make Macaroni Salad
How to Make Macaroni Salad (Lark Gillespie)
Step 2:

Boil a medium sized pot of water and carefully add three eggs to the pot. Boil the eggs for approximately 12 minutes. Run cold water over the eggs to cool. Crack and peel the shells off of the eggs, dice them and place in a large bowl.

How to Make Macaroni Salad
How to Make Macaroni Salad (Lark Gillespie)
Step 3:

Prepare the vegetables while the macaroni and eggs are boiling. Dice the celery, onion and peppers, and place all diced vegetables in the large bowl with the eggs. Make sure to remove the seeds from the peppers before chopping.

How to Make Macaroni Salad
How to Make Macaroni Salad (Lark Gillespie)
Step 4:

Mix the mayonnaise, mustard, white vinegar, sugar, salt and pepper into a separate, small bowl.

How to Make Macaroni Salad
How to Make Macaroni Salad (Lark Gillespie)
Step 5:

Stir the mayonnaise mixture in with the vegetables and eggs. Pour the macaroni in and mix all of the ingredients together until they are thoroughly blended.

How to Make Macaroni Salad
How to Make Macaroni Salad (Lark Gillespie)
Step 6:

Cover up the macaroni salad and cool it in the refrigerator for at least two hours before serving.

How to Make Macaroni Salad
How to Make Macaroni Salad (Lark Gillespie)
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