Classic Macaroni Salad

Homemade Macaroni Salad! A classic pasta salad recipe made with tender macaroni tossed with colorful veggies and eggs, and covered in a rich and creamy dressing.

Nothing super fancy here, just that delicious comfort food we crave! And when served chilled on a hot summer day it makes it something to really look forward to.Close up side angle view of macaroni salad in a light blue bowl.

Classic Macaroni Salad

A delicious macaroni salad is just one of those things I didn’t always appreciate. I would always walk right past pasta salads and potato salads onto the next option and now I absolutely love both of them!

I think they are a true summertime staple.

This macaroni salad recipe is perfect for cookouts and picnics, and it’s such a tasty side to pair with grilled or slow cooked meat any day of the year.

This version is actually my go-to favorite! It has a delicious blend of fresh, colorful ingredients, a tempting light crunch and such a refreshing taste!

And the dressing is perfectly creamy without being overwhelmingly heavy. I’ve made it a little healthier by subbing out some of the mayonnaise with Greek yogurt (but if preferred you can go the all mayo route instead).

Everything here combined together just creates a harmonious blend of satisfying flavor. Chances are it will become a new favorite for you too!

What to Serve with Macaroni Salad

I love to serve it with:

  • bbq chicken (basted with a homemade bbq sauce)
  • kalua pork
  • pulled pork sandwiches
  • grilled corn on the cob
  • chilled homemade lemonade
  • and let’s not forget the rainbow fruit salad or ice cold watermelon

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