Dunkley's Famous Macaroni Salad

Dunkley's Famous Macaroni Salad

9 reviews, 4.4 star(s). 58% would make again

Ready in 12 hours

The greatest macaroni salad you will ever try. Although it does take a while to make, it is well worth the effort.


Salad Macaroni
1 cup Celery; diced
1 cup Red onion; diced
1 cup Yellow or white onion; diced
1 cup Medium Cheddar; diced
1 cup Swiss Cheese; diced
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese; grated
1 cup Dill pickle; diced
1 cup Salami; diced
1 6-oz can Large pitted black olives; drained, sliced
Lowry's garlic salt
1 tablespoon Garlic; minced
1/2 teaspoon Ground white pepper
1 teaspoon Fresh ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon Cayenne
1/2 teaspoon Dry mustard
1/2 teaspoon Celery salt
1 3-oz jar Pimento; rinsed and drained
1 1/2 cup Mayonnaise
1 teaspoon Horseradish

Original recipe makes 24



Add 2 quarts of water to a medum stockpot and bring to a boil. Add macaroni and cook until it is al dente, approximately 9 minutes. Do not overcook the pasta or it will fall apart when the salad is tossed together. Rinse macaroni until cool. Drain well and let it dry out slightly.

Add pasta to a large bowl. Carefully fold in celery, onion, cheddar, Swiss cheese, Parmesan, dill pickles, salami, and black olives. Refrigerate the mixture, uncovered, overnight (or refrigerate for at least 2 hours).

Mix the Lowry's garlic salt, minced garlic, horseradish, white pepper, black pepper, cayenne pepper, dry mustard and celery salt together. Add to salad. Fold in the pimentos. Fold in 1 cup of mayonnaise to start. Add up to 1/2 cup more of mayonnaise if needed. Refrigerate again for 30 minutes to 1 hour.

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Taste is excellent. Easy to make. Finally a new twist on an old favorite.
teddybear1001 2y ago

i have been looking every where for this salad rec and couldn't find it no where than you so much for posting
christinapezoldt 3y ago

Really makes a ton...great if you are feeding an army. Would leave out salami next time.
dtbh4t 3y ago

It was just ok for me... I think it was too many textures and flavors for one salad (even after I omitted the pimentos and olives).
MeganBewley 3y ago

Definitely the best macaroni salad I've ever had. I didn't add quite as much mayo as the recipe calls for because I don't like it quite as creamy. Don't plan on going to a meeting right after eating it though -- spicy onion/garlic breath!
Artolsav 4y ago

this was very good although alittle salty with the three different salts and i left out the garlic salt it wouldve been more salty,but other than that great! i would make this again
heinrich54 5y ago

I made this for a graduation party and it was a big hit and no leftovers! Thank you for posting!
773shelley 5y ago

Very good!!! Worth all the prep.....
Traceycampbell3 5y ago

This is a great pasta salad when you have a large group of people. My family asks for it over and over again.
Ruby64 6y ago

It's one of our favorite macaroni salads.
Linajac 8y ago

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