Sunday, October 4, 2015

10 Must-Make Macaroni Salad Recipes


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!


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!

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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!

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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.

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Deviled Egg Macaroni Salad

A customizable macaroni salad version of your favorite potluck treat: Deviled Eggs! Easy to make and delicious to eat!

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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.

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Mom's Macaroni Salad

This is our Mom's famous macaroni salad. It is always the first to get polished at our family BBQs!

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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.

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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!

Get the recipe HERE!.


Lori Lange is a former elementary school teacher who founded 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

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