Nana's Macaroni Salad

Nana's Macaroni Salad

Ready in 2 hours
4 review(s) averaging 3.8. 75% would make again

Top-ranked recipe named "Nana's Macaroni Salad"

Share it:

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


Are you making this? 
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.


Added on Award Medal
Calories Per Serving: 493 Get detailed nutrition information, including line-by-line nutrition insights?  Try BigOven Pro for Free for 14 days!

Date My private notes
Add your own private notes with BigOven Pro!

Take your recipes anywhere

Save to your recipe box and bring to the store with free BigOven membership!

Recipe Links

Link in another recipe. What would you serve with this?

Comment on Nana's Macaroni Salad

Rating (optional):

sign in to add your comment

Get the free BigOven app on your phone.
Quickly find any recipe anywhere!


Recipe ideas by email


Add your review!

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 2 years 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 6 years 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 7 years ago

[I posted this recipe.]
siouxz39 7 years ago

Add unlimited recipes. Remove ads. Custom folders. Find recipes for your diet. Try BigOven Pro Free