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 white, white wine, red vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon 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 green bell pepper, sliced
  • 1/4 cup onion (chopped)
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    1. Cook macaroni according to package directions; drain and rinse with cold water until completely cool.
    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

    Sodium57% DV1360mg
    Fat149% DV97g
    Protein14% DV7g
    Carbs13% DV38g
    Fiber12% DV3g
    Calories1050Calories from Fat870
    Total Fat97g149%
    Saturated Fat14g70%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat870
    Total Carbohydrate38g13%
    Dietary Fiber3g12%
    Vitamin A4%
    Vitamin C40%

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


    Tom S. a month ago
    it turned out excellent
    Lawan Bm 2 months ago
    Good and tasty! Thanks
    Kate Sullivan 5 months 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 5 months ago
    easy to mske and tasty.
    Quintana 6 months ago
    yummy so good. will be making it again
    candace williams 6 months ago
    Good flavor but I added garlic and onion powder and sweet paprika. Kicked it up a notch.
    Wilson 7 months ago
    I doubled the macaroni but used the same amount of mayo and mustard. It was fine and turned out delicious.
    Bailey Ronda 8 months ago
    this was delicious, i added some olives, chopped tomato, and cubed sharp chedder tp thos also
    Sarah Jowett 8 months ago
    I use spicy mustard instead of Dijon, used garlic sea salt and added egg. It was amazing!
    Bob Parker a year 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 a year ago
    Added eggs, bacon and green olives. delish!
    ellie freeman 2 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 2 years ago
    Really good flavor Recommend
    Hertel 2 years ago
    Delicious, I didn't use quite as much mayo, but that is a personal preference.
    Monique Bursey 2 years ago
    the taste was great, however, it seemed to have too much liquid.
    John P. 2 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!
    Sophie Marshall 2 years ago
    it turned out good, I added grape tomatoes. next time I’m going to half the vinegar
    Nadine 2 years ago
    It was a bit sweet, use 1/2 the sugar or don't use any sugar.
    ayeshah p. 3 years ago
    used apple cider vinegar, halved the mayo and vinegar, and added tuna. perfect. Boom.
    Fred M. 3 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. 3 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 3 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. 3 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.
    James P. 4 years ago
    This is pretty much the recipe my Mom and her Mom taught me. The only changes I learned is no bell pepper or vinegar and add finely chopped dill pickle.
    Kathy K. 4 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 G. 4 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 4 years ago
    Very simple and easy recipe. Substituted regular macaroni with whole wheat and it tasted just as good.
    Lela W. 4 years ago
    No changes made, was great as is. Will make this for our next family get together! I might add a boiled egg
    Becky V. 4 years ago
    This recipe I found to be too simple and bland. I livened it up by substituting 1/4 c of the mayo with hidden valley ranch dressing for a little more flavor. Then I added BACON!! because everything is better with bacon. I would also suggest green onion. Delicious!