Easy Summer Macaroni Salad Recipes
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Easy Summer Macaroni Salad Recipes

Macaroni salads are always a big hit at summer barbecues. These recipes are easy to prepare and you can make them ahead of time. They taste best if you let them sit in the fridge and let the pasta absorb the flavors of the other ingredients. Surprise your loved ones with one of these delicious pasta creations at your next summer family gathering.

Macaroni Salad


1 pound. Macaroni Salad

12 medicinal green onions, sliced

4 hard-boiled eggs, chopped

1C celery thinly sliced

12 slices crisp cooked bacon, crumbled

1C dill pickles, chopped

1 1/2 teaspoon mayonnaise

1 tablespoon. mustard

1 tablespoon. Horseradish

1 tablespoon. pickle juice

salt and pepper

cooking instructions:

Cook macaroni according to package directions and drain well. Rinse and drain again. Place the macaroni in a large bowl. Add onion, eggs, celery, and pickle. Mix mayonnaise, horseradish, mustard, and pickle juice. Stir in the macaroni mixture. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Cover and chill 4 to 6 hours.

Deli Style Pasta Salad


1 package (7 oz.) corkscrew macaroni

6 oz. sliced ​​genoa salami, cut into strips

1 small onion, sliced ​​thin and separated into rings

1 can (2-1/4 oz.) sliced ​​pitted ripe olives, drained

1/4 teaspoon grated Parmesan cheese

1/4 teaspoon white wine vinegar

1 teaspoon dried oregano and basil (crushed)

6 oz. provolone cheese, cut into 3/4-inch cubes

1 small zucchini, thinly sliced

1/4 teaspoon chopped parsley

1-1/2 teaspoons dry mustard

1/2 teaspoon chopped green bell pepper

sweet red pepper

1/2 teaspoon olive oil

1 minced garlic clove

2 medicinal tomatoes, cut into wedges

cooking instructions:

Cook macaroni according to package directions; to drain. Rinse with cold water and drain again. In a large bowl, combine the macaroni, provolone cheese, salami, zucchini, onion, bell peppers, olives, Parmesan cheese, and parsley. Dressing: In a screw-top jar, combine olive oil, vinegar, dry mustard, oregano, basil, and garlic. Cover and shake well. Pour dressing over pasta mixture and toss lightly to coat. Cover and chill overnight, or at least 4 hours. To serve, add tomato slices and toss lightly.

Curly Macaroni Salad


1 package curly macaroni

1 chopped onion

1 tomato, chopped

1 cucumber, chopped

1C shredded cheddar cheese

1C chopped ham

4 tablespoons mayonnaise

cooking instructions:

Cook the macaroni and drain well. Add the rest of the ingredients.


Shrimp Macaroni Salad


2 tbsp. macaroni

1C celery, chopped

1 small onion, chopped

1/4 green bell pepper chopped

1 can (7 oz.) shrimp, drained

3-4 hard-boiled eggs, chopped

1/2 teaspoon salt

1C Miracle Whip

3/4 teaspoon French dressing

cooking instructions:

Cook the macaroni and drain well. Mix Miracle Whip and French dressing and pour over ingredients. Shake. Cool and serve.

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