Nana's Macaroni Salad

Nana's Macaroni Salad

4 reviews, 3.8 star(s). 75% would make again

Ready in 2 hours 30 minutes

This is an easy pasta salad that my grandmother always made.


1 medium Green pepper; chopped
1 medium Onion; chopped
8 ounces Large shells; cooked
Salt; to taste
Pepper; to taste
Celery seed; to taste
2 whole Eggs; beaten
3/4 cup Sugar
1/2 cup Vinegar
1 cup Water
1 teaspoon Dry mustard

Original recipe makes 4



In large mixing bowl, combine macaroni, green pepper, onion, salt, pepper, & celery seed. Mix gently and set aside. In a saucepan, combine remaining ingredients. Cook over medium heat until boiling. Let cool. pour over macaroni, toss gently and chill.

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Pretty good. Next time I'll use 1/2 cup of sugar though. Carrots, blocks of feta and cheddar are a good addition as well.
Aarongagnon 3y ago

I thought this recipe would be great. Way too much sugar. I would make it again, but cut back on the sugar (probably from 3/4 to 1/4 cup), reduce the green peppers and add some celery.
lisacrooke 6y ago

I wanted a simple yet tasty macaroni salad that was original and unique...this was it! I really liked this recipe. It was easy to make and absolutely delicious -- tasting very similar to my maternal grandma's. I withheld from adding additional ingredients, but this traditional, old-fashioned macaroni salad just begs for your personal add-ins to satisfy your families taste. For my taste, I used elbow macaroni and only added about three quarters of the boiled dressing to create a flavorful yet drier salad with just a bit of cruch from the veggies (as seen in my photo). The pasta soaks up most of the dressing as it chills. For a creamier salad, simply follow the recipe and add all of the dressing.
sgrishka 7y ago

[I posted this recipe.]
siouxz39 8y ago

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