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Really Good Macaroni Salad

This Really Good Macaroni Salad is one of my favorite recipes thanks to a few special touches and ingredients. I think you're going to love it too!
Course Appetizer, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword macaroni salad, pasta, pasta salad, summer
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8 people
Calories 633kcal



  • 2/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 4 teaspoons sweet pickle juice
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper


  • 6 cups elbow macaroni 1 lb box, cooked
  • 1/2 large white onion finely chopped
  • 4 celery stalks finely chopped
  • 5-6 sweet pickles finely chopped
  • 4 hard-boiled eggs chopped
  • 1 cup green olives pimento-stuffed, sliced in half
  • 1 tablespoon fresh dill chopped
  • Additional fresh dill for garnish


  • Begin by cooking the macaroni according to the package directions. Cook al dente. Drain and rinse under cold running water. Set aside..
  • For the dressing, in a medium-size bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, sour cream, mustard, pickle juice, sugar, salt, and pepper. Whisk until combined.
  • In a large bowl, add the macaroni, onion, celery, pickles, green olives, and dressing. Stir well to coat. Then add the hard-boiled eggs and dill. Stir again to coat. Add extra salt or pepper to taste. Chill in the refrigerator or transfer to a serving bowl. Garnish with fresh dill before serving.



Calories: 633kcal | Carbohydrates: 86g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 109mg | Sodium: 845mg | Potassium: 333mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 433IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 75mg | Iron: 2mg