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Classic Macaroni Salad

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  • 8 ounces elbow macaroni (about 1-3/4 cups)
  • 1 cup Hellmann's or Best Foods Real Mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Hellmann's or Best Foods Dijonnaise Creamy Dijon Mustard
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 cup celery (thinly sliced)
  • 1 cup red bell pepper (or chopped green)
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
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    1. 1 Cook macaroni according to package directions; drain and rinse with cold water until completely cool.
    2. 2 Combine Hellmann's® or Best Foods® Real Mayonnaise, vinegar, Creamy Dijon Mustard, sugar, salt and pepper in large bowl. Stir in macaroni, celery, green pepper and onion. Serve chilled or at room temperature.
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    NutritionView More

    Sodium43% DV1040mg
    Fat32% DV21g
    Protein18% DV9g
    Carbs21% DV62g
    Fiber12% DV3g
    Calories470Calories from Fat190
    Total Fat21g32%
    Saturated Fat3g15%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat190
    Total Carbohydrate62g21%
    Dietary Fiber3g12%
    Vitamin A30%
    Vitamin C80%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


    Trudi a year ago
    Fantastic! Added a little more pasta .love this recipe
    Nika a year ago
    Great simple Macaroni Salad recipe. I used Ditalini pasta, increased the onion to 3/4 C, subbed apple cider vinegar, added extra black pepper, a tad extra mustard and a few dashes of garlic and onion powder. Was pleased with the results!
    Sue Bird a year ago
    Classic defines this recipe. Delicious, reminds me of my moms. Have made several times. Wouldn’t change a thing!
    Tom S. a year ago
    it turned out excellent
    Lawan Bm a year ago
    Good and tasty! Thanks
    Kate Sullivan 2 years ago
    Yum! Doubled the pasta. Used less than double the mayo. Also had some green apple infused vinegar.... Talk about elevating the flavors! Yum! Will definitely make again.
    linda 2 years ago
    easy to mske and tasty.
    Quintana 2 years ago
    yummy so good. will be making it again
    candace williams 2 years ago
    Good flavor but I added garlic and onion powder and sweet paprika. Kicked it up a notch.
    Wilson 2 years ago
    I doubled the macaroni but used the same amount of mayo and mustard. It was fine and turned out delicious.
    Bailey Ronda 2 years ago
    this was delicious, i added some olives, chopped tomato, and cubed sharp chedder tp thos also
    Sarah Jowett 2 years ago
    I use spicy mustard instead of Dijon, used garlic sea salt and added egg. It was amazing!
    Bob Parker 2 years ago
    I didn't have all ingredients but was able to improvise and it was delicious. I'm sure it would have been better if I had all the right ingredients.
    Veronica Craft 3 years ago
    Added eggs, bacon and green olives. delish!
    ellie freeman 3 years ago
    GOOD! but i used like probably 4 more tbsp of sugar, sub white vinegar for apple cider vinegar, used reg yellow mustard and also added more pepper and added some parsley...... added fresh cooked corn.... delicious
    mily 3 years ago
    Really good flavor Recommend
    Hertel 3 years ago
    Delicious, I didn't use quite as much mayo, but that is a personal preference.
    Moe 3 years ago
    the taste was great, however, it seemed to have too much liquid.
    John Paul 3 years ago
    Great recipe to start my Mac salad! I used half the mayo, added various chopped up sweet peppers, red onions, dill, no sugar, no dijon, and used red wine. I had a quick delish side for a potluck bbq! Thank you!
    Marshall 3 years ago
    it turned out good, I added grape tomatoes. next time I’m going to half the vinegar
    Nadine 3 years ago
    It was a bit sweet, use 1/2 the sugar or don't use any sugar.
    ayeshah p. 4 years ago
    used apple cider vinegar, halved the mayo and vinegar, and added tuna. perfect. Boom.
    Fred M. 4 years ago
    This is my first try at this recipe. Used Hellman's mayo and Grey Poupon. I should've left out the salt, so I added a little more sugar. For the vinegar part I used dry Marsala wine. Now this is MY kind of mac salad!
    Katie H. 4 years ago
    I love this recipe! My absolute favorite potato salad recipe is Best Foods too! I used apple cider vinegar because I didn't have red wine vinegar and it still came out delicious!
    Steeeeve 4 years ago
    This recipe is quite heavy on the mayo. I'll try it again, but next time I'll halve the mayo & vinegar, double the veggies and use red onion. Maybe some red bell pepper, too.
    Linda A. 5 years ago
    I like the recipe. I would just add onions, tomato to the recipe. I like to see a variety of colors in the recipe.
    Kathy K. 5 years ago
    Yummy. I added chives. My husband doesn't like mustard so I left it out and I got many compliments on it.
    Theresa Guinan 5 years ago
    This turned out well. I did not use green peppers, a personal taste issue, and added a chopped, seeded tomato for color. I also used half light mayo. I thought it was just a little bland so added some chopped fresh dill and a spoonful of sweet relish. Tasty.
    Jennifer Fan 5 years ago
    Very simple and easy recipe. Substituted regular macaroni with whole wheat and it tasted just as good.
    Lela W. 6 years ago
    No changes made, was great as is. Will make this for our next family get together! I might add a boiled egg