Old Fashioned Macaroni Salad (Plus, a $50 Giveaway!)

Old Fashioned Macaroni Salad Recipe - Triple Chocolate Kitchen

Today I am posting an old recipe from my family that has been passed around and revised to suit our tastes. Aren’t those old family recipes the best? (Plus, scroll to the end to enter a $50 giveaway!)

This old fashioned macaroni salad is a Pennsylvania Dutch recipe (like our PA Dutch Pot Pie). The recipe originated with my Grandma Reitz. My mom changed it slightly and now I make it, too. When we growing up we would go to my Grandmas house on a Sunday morning and pick her up to go to Sunday School and church. After church we would finish making the lunch she had gotten started before we left.

It is a macaroni salad recipe where you cook the dressing for the salad. I know that sounds weird if you are used t just throwing everything into a bowl, like for a pasta salad. It is a little like an Amish macaroni salad. This recipe is always best to make early in the day and eat later.  It seems better when it sits for awhile.

Homemade Macaroni Salad

My husband said he was hungry for homemade macaroni salad. So I decided I would make barbequed chicken thighs and old fashioned macaroni salad so we could forget about this cold winter.

Don’t wait until summer to make the salad. Let’s chase the winter away and think summer by making the old fashioned macaroni salad. Maybe if we all do it, we’ll wake up tomorrow and it will be springtime.

Check out our BBQ Meatballs and Calico Beans recipes. These are some other good old recipes that would go great with the macaroni salad.

Plus, we have a giveaway for you today! Scroll down past the recipe to enter to wine $50. You can make a lot of macaroni salad for $50!


Old Fashioned Macaroni Salad

Old Fashioned Macaroni Salad

This old fashioned macaroni salad recipe is perfect for a picnic or to chase those winter blues away during the colder months.


  • 1 1/2 cup uncooked macaroni or small pasta of your choice
  • 1 or 2 hard boiled eggs, chopped
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped celery
  • 1/4 cup fined chopped carrot
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • Dressing ingredients
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup vinegar
  • 1/2 Tablespoon dry mustard
  • 1 beaten egg
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise


  1. Cook your pasta until al dente.
  2. Cool slightly. Stir in the chopped hard boiled egg, celery, carrot and onion.
  3. For the dressing: Whisk together the beaten egg, sugar, vinegar, and dried mustard.
  4. Bring to a boil in a saucepan and stir constantly. Keep stirring so you egg doesn't scramble.
  5. Cook for 2 minutes.
  6. Pour over the cooked macaroni and cool.Put in the refrigerator.
  7. After about 2 hours stir in 1/2 cup of your favorite mayonnaise.

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Sharon is a co-founder here at The PinterTest Kitchen. She works part-time at a local winery and is also very involved in running her husband’s wrought iron business.

10 thoughts on “Old Fashioned Macaroni Salad (Plus, a $50 Giveaway!)

  1. This sounds similar to a macaroni salad at a deli near my house and I really like theirs so I’ll have to give yours a try!

  2. Sounds like a great salad to take to our monthly pot luck dinners all summer. This would wonderful to have as a meal or side dish. Thanks for sharing.

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