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a bowl of old fashioned macaroni salad

Old Fashioned Macaroni Salad

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Made with real mayonnaise and egg, this flavorful macaroni salad makes the perfect summertime side dish!
Prep Time 20 mins
Total Time 1 hr 20 mins
Servings 10 servings


  • 8 ounces uncooked elbow macaroni
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 1/4 cup red onion, finely diced about 1/2 a small onion
  • 1/4 cup finely diced Dill pickles about 1 small pickle
  • 2 hard boiled eggs, chopped
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp yellow mustard
  • 1 tsp finely ground sea salt
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper


  • Cook the pasta according to al dente according to package directions. Drain and rinse with cool water.
  • In a large bowl, mix together the cooked macaroni, red bell pepper, green bell pepper, red onion, dill pickles, and chopped egg. Set aside.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, apple cider vinegar, yellow mustard, sea salt, and black pepper until well-combined.
  • Pour the dressing mixture over the macaroni mixture and toss gently to combine. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving.


Store tightly covered in refrigerator.


Calories: 253kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 10g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 42mg | Sodium: 190mg | Potassium: 78mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 65IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 1mg
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