Made with Miracle Whip, this Macaroni Salad is a summertime classic. This recipe, which was inspired by the salad my dad makes, has become one of my go-to sides for grilling and entertaining.
This post has been sponsored by HEINZ and Miracle Whip. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Yes, my friends, I’m back with another pasta/macaroni salad recipe. This type of salad is a favorite of mine, and I realize that most folks have their own way to make one. While I’ve shared a mayonnaise-based macaroni salad recipe with you in the past, this recipe for one made with Miracle Whip is long overdue.
Macaroni Salad with Miracle Whip:
This recipe is inspired by my dad’s. His macaroni salad is a popular dish at his annual Independence Day party, so I think you’re going to enjoy this salad. What I love about the Miracle Whip is the zip and tang taste it gives the macaroni salad.
To get all of the ingredients for this recipe, I headed to my local Giant Eagle. While I was there, I also picked up other grilling and entertaining essentials: hamburger, buns, cute gingham plates, and HEINZ Ketchup.
With everything purchased, I was ready to whip up a delicious and easy meal to celebrate the start of summer.
How to Make Miracle Whip Macaroni Salad:
Now, as much as I love my dad’s macaroni salad, his version is a bit basic for my tastes. To kick his recipe up a couple of notches, I add red peppers, celery, dill relish, and a few seasonings.
Another change I made was with the pasta. I decided to ditch the macaroni and use this fun Ditalini pasta. I thought it would make the dish feel special. Plus, I like how those little rings hold on to lots of dressing.
After cooking and draining the Ditalini, I added hard-boiled eggs, celery, red pepper, and onion. For the dressing, I whisked together the Miracle Whip, yellow mustard, apple cider vinegar, sugar, dill pickle relish, garlic salt, celery seed, and salt and pepper to taste.
Once the dressing was prepared, I added it to the pasta mixture and stirred it to combine everything. I recommend allowing the macaroni salad to sit in the refrigerator for at least an hour before serving. This allows the salad to cool and the flavors to meld.
And what’s a perfect complement to macaroni salad? Hamburgers! So, I pulled out the grill and grilled up a few burgers to create a full meal of deliciousness. Top your burger the way you like it, but don’t forget a squirt of HEINZ Ketchup. It doesn’t get any better than that! I don’t know how it is in your neck of the woods but in this area, HEINZ Ketchup is a must on the table. One of the reasons why is that HEINZ Ketchup is made right here in Pittsburgh. It’s been a favorite of my family for years.
With the table set, burgers grilled, and macaroni salad cooled, I was ready to announce, “Dinner is served.” Before anyone digs in, may I also tell you how much I like the look of red gingham for summer entertaining? These paper plates and napkins are so cute!
Want more pasta and macaroni salad recipes? Try these:
- Sun-Dried Tomato Pasta Salad
- BLT Pasta Salad
- Ramen Noodle Pasta Salad
- California Cobb Pasta Salad
- Pasta Salad with Roasted Mushrooms
I think you are going to love this Miracle Whip-based Macaroni Salad. And remember, it’s Grilling Season at Giant Eagle so be sure to shop Giant Eagle for all your summer grilling essentials.
Macaroni Salad Recipe (Miracle Whip based):
Macaroni Salad (Miracle Whip Based)
- 1 pound Ditalini pasta - cooked al dente
- 3 hard-boiled eggs - peeled and chopped
- 1/2 onion - chopped
- 3 stalks celery - chopped
- 1 red bell pepper - seeded and chopped
- 2 cups Miracle Whip
- 2 tablespoons dill pickle relish
- 2 tablespoons yellow mustard
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
- 1 teaspoon celery seed
- Salt and pepper to taste
- In a large bowl, combine the cooked Ditalini pasta, eggs, onion, celery, and red bell pepper.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together the Miracle Whip, dill pickle relish, yellow mustard, sugar, apple cider vinegar, garlic salt, and celery seed. Add salt and pepper to taste.
- Add the dressing to the pasta mixture and stir until well combined. Cover and chill for at least 1 hour before serving.