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macaroni salad in a white serving bowl

Macaroni Salad

Macaroni Salad is a classic summer pasta salad loaded with noodles, egg, dill pickle relish, and a flavorful dressing!  My recipe for macaroni salad is sure to be a hit at your next picnic, potluck, or bbq!
Course Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Chill Time 1 hour
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 12
Author Nichole


  • 3 Cups Uncooked Macaroni
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper, Chopped
  • 4 Green Onions, Chopped
  • 5 Boiled Eggs, Chopped
  • ¼ Cup Dill Pickle Relish
  • 1 Cup Mayonnaise
  • 1 Tablespoon Dijon Mustard
  • ½ Teaspoon Salt
  • ½ Teaspoon Pepper
  • ½ Teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • ½ Teaspoon Paprika


  • Cook macaroni according to package directions.  Drain and rinse the macaroni under cold water in a colander.
  • Add the drained and cooled macaroni to a large serving bowl with a tight fitting lid.
  • Add the chopped red bell pepper, green onion, boiled eggs, and dill relish to the macaroni.
  • Next, in a small bowl add the mayonnaise, dijon mustard, salt, pepper, and garlic powder.  Stir well to combine. Then pour the dressing over the salad and mix well.
  • Chill for at least one hour before serving.


NOTE:  Once assembled, this salad can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.