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Creamy Macaroni Salad

Creamy Macaroni Salad is the perfect pasta salad for a barbecue or family gathering!

This is the best pasta salad to take along to barbecues, camping or just a grill out with family – Creamy Macaroni Salad.  This pasta salad is so creamy, full of flavor and taste scrumptious.  You can prepare this salad a few days before and then there’s no need to waste time making it the day of.

Creamy Macaroni Salad is the perfect pasta salad for a barbecue or family gathering!

The best part of this pasta salad is you can add whatever mix-in’s you want.  My mother likes to add fresh sliced carrots and frozen peas.  This Creamy Macaroni Salad is versatile and you can make it to your family’s liking.  Be sure to try this delicious salad this summer, you will not be disappointed!

Creamy Macaroni Salad

Creamy Macaroni Salad is the perfect pasta salad for a barbecue or family gathering! 
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Prep Time:10 minutes
Cook Time:10 minutes
Total Time:20 minutes


  • 1 package 1 lb, elbow macaroni
  • 1 1/2 cups mayonnaise
  • 2 Tbsp mustard
  • 1/4 cups sour cream
  • 2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt or to taste
  • dash ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 cup velveeta cheese cut into small cubes
  • 2/3 cups diced cucumbers
  • 2 large hard boiled eggs peeled and diced
  • 1 celery stalk diced
  • 1 Tbsp Pimentos


  • Prepare macaroni to al dente according to package directions.
  • After macaroni is cooked, drain and rinse in cold water.
  • Once macaroni has cooled down, drain well.
  • In a medium-sized mixing bowl, combine mayonnaise, mustard, sour cream, apple cider vinegar, sugar, salt, and pepper.
  • In a large bowl toss macaroni with cheese, cucumbers, eggs, celery and pimentos.
  • Fold in mayonnaise mixture until pasta is well coated.
  • Cover with plastic wrap and allow to sit overnight.
  • If the salad seems a little dry after setting up overnight, add some milk a little bit at a time until salad becomes nice and creamy again.
Servings: 8 -10
Author: Alicia Hamann

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