Saturday, August 13, 2016

Best-Ever Amish Macaroni Salad

Today's recipe share is a childhood favorite. A summer staple that's so good, it should be made year round, not just for barbecues - Best-Ever Amish Macaroni Salad!

This sweet and tangy, super creamy macaroni salad is sure to be a hit at your next get-together, people will be going back for seconds and thirds! Be prepared to hand out copies of the recipe, family and friends will be asking for it.

This old-fashioned recipe is fantastic! The flavor combination is perfect.  

Hellman's and Duke's mayonnaise fans may be asking...MIRACLE WHIP?! Yes...that's right, Miracle Whip. This salad is on the sweet and tangy side, all of the ingredients come together beautifully.  

What you need: Elbow macaroni, hard-boiled eggs, red bell pepper, celery, sweet onion, Miracle Whip, dill pickle relish, yellow mustard, white vinegar, sugar, celery seed and salt. 

Best-Ever Amish Macaroni Salad

  • 12 ounce box elbow macaroni prepared according to package - rinse in cold water, drain well, set aside
  • 4 hard-boiled eggs, chopped
  • 1 small red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1 small vidalia onion, chopped (sweet onion)
  • 3 stalks of celery, chopped
  • 2 cups Miracle Whip Salad Dressing 
  • 2 tablespoon dill pickle relish
  • 3 tablespoons yellow mustard
  • 2 teaspoons white vinegar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon celery seed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt 

Prepare pasta according to package, rinse in cold water, drain well, set aside.  

On a large cutting board, chop veggies and eggs.

In a large bowl, mix all of the dressing ingredients and stir until blended well. Pour veggies and eggs on top, mix well. Add prepared macaroni and stir until well blended. Place covered in fridge and chill for 1 to 2 hours. Stir before serving. Enjoy! 

If you are not a fan of some of the veggies or the egg, you can easily adjust this recipe to suit your taste by omitting ingredients. People like to add carrots, green/yellow bell peppers, even chucks of cheddar cheese.  

Thanks for stopping by!


Linda J said...

I grew up on Miracle Whip and I love that tangy zip. Having said that if I am serving anything that will be shared with my Hellman's and/or Duke's loving pals, I sometimes will mix it with Miracle Whip. Just cannot "do" straight mayo! I've tried.

This salad looks delicious but I'll wait a week or so to try it as I just did the family favorite Tuna Mac Salad. After eating it for three days, I'm over it---for now. Your Amish Mac Salad would be similar in its base.

Anonymous said...

Linda can I have your tuna mac salad recipe please? Thank you

Anonymous said...

Yes, me as well for the tuna and mac salad as my husband would love it!!
please email me if you can with the recipe.

thank you!

Rebecca L Pixley said...

Wow! Just wow! I made this amazing salad last night and let the flavors meld overnight. Wow! By far, this is the best macaroni salad I have ever tasted. Amazing! I’m coining a phrase...this is “stupid” good. Thank you so much for the recipe. I made it exactly as written.