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Macaroni Salad

My grandmother's famous recipe.

Course Side Dish
Keyword Macaroni Salad
Author Jessica Butler


  • 1 box 4 cups of regular sized elbow macaroni
  • 1 c mayonnaise
  • 1 c Miracle Whip
  • 1/2 c sweet relish
  • 1 tbsp of apple cider or white vinegar
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 large or 2 small tomatoes chopped
  • 1 cucumber peeled and chopped
  • 4 large hard boiled eggs chopped
  • 1 small red onion chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Cook the macaroni and let cool.
  2. Stir in relish.
  3. Dice the eggs, tomato, cucumber, and red onion. Gently fold into macaroni.
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk the mayonnaise, Miracle Whip, sugar, and vinegar. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Pour half the dressing over the pasta mixture and stir. Gradually add more dressing until you reach your desired texture.
  6. Dish can be made ahead and refrigerated overnight. Stir in extra dressing just before serving.