Grandma’s Macaroni Salad

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Old fashioned macaroni salad is the retro recipe that will remind you of growing up at Grandmas. Cue the big scoops on the side and lets get busy making this simple, but delicious, macaroni salad party side dish. Also a perfect salad for Thanksgiving, you cannot go wrong adding this one to the menu this holiday season.

This recipe version tastes like traditional macaroni salad. It’s a 10-15 minute salad, longer if you don’t have your pasta ready. You can also boil your pasta and cool a day before if you need to.

One thing about an old fashioned macaroni salad recipe is that everyone has an opinion. There are hoards of variations regarding this traditional side dish and what you like in it or on it is something that is continuously debated. Growing up I was exposed to just about every macaroni salad that you can imagine.

4 cups cooked macaroni, about 2 cups dry
1 cup real mayonnaise
3 hard boiled eggs, chopped
1/2 cup diced celery
2 green onions, thinly sliced and divided
1 tablespoon prepared yellow mustard (optional)
1 tablespoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper

Add boiled and prepped macaroni noodles (cooled!), sliced boiled eggs, sliced green onions, and chopped celery in a mixing bowl and mix well.
Stir in Real mayonnaise, prepared yellow mustard, onion powder, salt and pepper and mix well. A lot of people do not love mustard, and this macaroni salad can be made with or without the mustard.
Refrigerate Old Fashioned Macaroni Salad for 4 hours or the recipe does best overnight for full flavor.
Serve macaroni salad with extra green onions sprinkled on top.

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