Since I’ve already shared the very best Must-Make Potato Salad Recipes from around the internet, it seems only right that I share the Must-Make Macaroni Salad Recipes too! When I was growing up, my Mom always made a very simple mayo-based macaroni salad. I still love her simple version, but I’m completely tempted to try every single one of these recipes this summer. Click through the slideshow to see the recipes- I included quite a variety, and there is something for everyone!
Summer Macaroni Salad
A beautiful, summery salad with crispy pancetta and petite peas in a bright and creamy lemon-thyme dressing.
Classic Macaroni Salad
This Classic Macaroni Salad is a hit at parties, BBQs and with adults and kids alike. It comes together easily and is the perfect side dish for summer parties, making it perfect for a summer party!
Homestyle Macaroni Salad
This old fashioned, creamy macaroni salad has wonderful flavor and is a snap to prepare. It's a perfect make ahead side dish for summer picnics and BBQs!
Bacon and Avocado Macaroni Salad
This salad is loaded with fresh avocado and applewood smoked bacon, and it's tossed in a lemon-thyme dressing!
Fireworks Pasta Salad
Looking for a way to spice up your summer picnics? Add some pop with this spicy update to the classic macaroni salad.
Deviled Egg Macaroni Salad
A customizable macaroni salad version of your favorite potluck treat: Deviled Eggs! Easy to make and delicious to eat!
Classic Shrimp Macaroni Salad
This recipe isn’t thick and gloppy with mayo. The binder is definitely thinner, more like a salad dressing that lightly coats the shells creating perfect little pockets to catch the tiny chunks of pickle, egg and celery.
Mom's Macaroni Salad
This is our Mom's famous macaroni salad. It is always the first to get polished at our family BBQs!
Spicy Horseradish Macaroni Salad
A delicate balance of ingredients makes this salad a memorable side dish next to more traditional macaroni salads of the past. Flavorful and full of "pop", your guests will return for a second helping.
Classic Macaroni Salad with Vegetables
The classic macaroni salad gets a low-fat makeover with Greek yogurt and is packed with fresh veggies! This macaroni salad is a real crowd-pleaser and is perfect for summer parties!
Lori Lange is a former elementary school teacher who founded RecipeGirl.com in 2006. The Recipe Girl Cookbook is in stores now; you can watch a trailer for it here. Her 13-year-old son Brooks has his own food blog at RecipeBoy.com.