How to Make Macaroni Salad: 17 Simple Macaroni Salad Recipes


How to Make Macaroni Salad: 17 Simple Macaroni Salad Recipes

How to Make Macaroni Salad: 17 Simple Macaroni Salad Recipes
What are you bringing to your next get together? If you said "macaroni salad," we're here to help! With these easy pasta salad recipes, we'll show you how to make'em like a champ. This creamy dish always knocks all those other deli salad recipes out of the park because it's such a tried-and-true favorite. Ready to be the talk of your next picnic, potluck, or party? Then whip up one of these simple recipes and get ready to be the party hero.

Macaroni salad is a party hero dish because it's delicious, but it's also a hit because there are so many ways to customize it. Basic recipes consist of just elbow macaroni, chopped eggs, mayonnaise, sour cream, seasonings, and some veggies like celery or red onion. But you can take these simple macaroni salad ingredients and transform them. For a salad with a little bit of everything, try our Kitchen Sink Macaroni Salad. Or you can try something truly "out there" with the Reuben Macaroni Salad. It's all up to you!

Kitchen Sink Macaroni Salad

It's a picnic anytime you serve our Kitchen Sink Macaroni Salad! Chock full of so many flavors, textures, and colors, it's a chilled pasta salad that serves double duty as a side or a main dish. This is a delicious macaroni salad with cheese, and we think it will be one of your new favorites!

Reuben Macaroni Salad

These days, macaroni salad recipes are more popular than ever before, and the right one, we think, should be quick, easy and delicious. Not a bad, eh? When your elbow pasta salad recipe yields a creation that tastes just like a flavorful Reuben sandwich, there's a lot to love!

Basic Macaroni Salad

Our simple Basic Macaroni Salad recipe runs rings around store-bought. With its fresh, homey taste, this favorite cold salad go-along is comfort on a plate. Try this elbow pasta salad recipe for your next family get-together and show your loved ones that sometimes getting back to basics is a good thing.

Macaroni Mold

Pasta salads are always a huge hit and it's no wonder! They're easy to make, easy to take, and easy to eat. Pasta salad recipes are especially popular for potlucks. This Macaroni Mold is a portable pasta salad recipe that is easy to make and super pretty!

Bacon and Egg Macaroni Salad

We've given a popular dish a homemade makeover by adding the smoky flavors of bacon and the heartiness of chopped eggs. Team our Bacon and Egg Macaroni Salad with any of your picnic favorites and get ready for everyone to ask for the recipe.

Autumn Pasta Salad

Pasta salad isn't just for summer -- it's perfect for fall, too! Tonight, for a novel autumn meal, why not try this hearty Autumn Pasta Salad filled with rotisserie chicken, apples, and pears? The textures in this dish will have you taking bit after bite, we guarantee it!

BLT Macaroni Salad

Okay, so you won't find any lettuce in this BLT Macaroni Salad, but we have put in extra-green and flavorful baby spinach. We think it gives this  recipe a tasty new twist! Serve it to your gang and see how much they'll love it!

Chicken Macaroni Salad

This macaroni salad recipe is a bit of a twist on an old favorite. You can make it ahead and take it along to a potluck, or make it just in time for dinner. Since it's got chicken and egg in it, it's substantial enough to eat for dinner. Yum!

Deviled Egg Macaroni Salad

Here's another two-in-one recipe that'll leave everyone at your next gathering asking for more. Our Deviled Egg Macaroni Salad takes two summer favorites, deviled eggs and macaroni salad, and puts 'em together to deliver one dish that has twice the flavor!

Southwest Macaroni Salad

Step out of the box with this pasta salad recipe that's full of authentic Southwestern flavors. This recipe for Southern macaroni salad is a hit no matter when you serve it and you can gaurantee nobody will have had anything like it!

Hawaiian Macaroni Salad

You're gonna want to dive right into this dish! Our Hawaiian Macaroni Salad is bursting with tropical flavor, thanks to the addition of pineapple and carrot. And, since this  recipe features chunks of ham, it's filling enough to eat on its own!

Cobb Macaroni Salad

Our Cobb Macaroni Salad is a cross between a creamy macaroni salad and a fill-ya-up Cobb salad. Not only is this recipe easy to follow, but it's sure to be one of the top deli salads at your next summertime cookout, backyard bash, or family get-together.

Gazpacho Pasta Salad

Fresh cucumber, tomatoes, and herbs add color and flavor to our Gazpacho Pasta Salad. Inspired by popular Spanish flavors, this will have leave your taste buds wanting "mas! mas! mas!" (That's "more! more! more!") 

Shrimp Macaroni Salad

Seafood and pasta... two favorites in one dish! We've added an under-the-sea twist to a simple macaroni salad recipe to create this delightful and unique backyard dish. This Shrimp Macaroni Salad recipe is super versatile too!

Caesar Pasta Salad

If you're a fan of Caesar Salad, then you'll love this macaroni pasta salad. Our Caesar Macaroni Salad combines everything you love about a traditional Caesar salad, but in pasta salad form. It's a guaranteed crowd-pleaser! 

Creamy Italian Pasta Salad

You'll love this creamy macaroni salad with a flavorful Italian twist! Our Creamy Italian Pasta Salad makes a great side dish or warm-weather main dish. It features some of our favorite Italian ingredients, like tomatoes, basil, and olives.

Simple Macaroni Salad

Here's a healthy macaroni salad recipe that's worthy of making it to every potluck you've got planned this year. It's simple, it's tasty, and it's ready to impress. What's even more fun is listening to people rave about it without 'em ever knowing that our Simple Macaroni Salad is a diabetic recipe!

We've got plenty more easy salad recipes (including more macaroni salads!) in this collection of 56 Divine Deli Salad Recipes.

Looking for more great bring-along recipes? Check out our collection of Party Pleasers: 58 Easy Potluck Recipes to bring to your next potluck! Or double down on the deli salads by trying one of the recipes in our collection of 12 Easy Coleslaw Recipes.

Newly Updated! If you liked these easy macaroni salad recipes, be sure to check out our free eCookbook, Simply Deli Salads: 28 Best Recipes for Potato Salad, Macaroni Salad & More

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I LOVE macaroni salad! I have tried a couple of these and they were awesome! I really like that some of these have meat in them, which makes them a meal and not just a side dish. I plan on trying the Bacon and Egg Macaroni Salad next!

I love all kinds of pasta salad, as long as there's not too much mayo. These all look delicious. I will make them for the next cookout!

Typically I don't like macaroni salad, but I looked in here out of curiosity. Even I have to admit that some of these sound amazing!

Tried this recipe? What did you think?


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