Creamy Macaroni Salad

Creamy Macaroni Salad (no egg) combines mayo with a homemade slaw dressing for a perfectly balanced pasta salad.
Creamy Macaroni Salad

Creamy Macaroni Salad

By Sue Lau | Palatable Pastime

Creamy Macaroni Salad is my recipe of the day with the blogging  group Sunday Funday. We get together once a week, taking turns hosting and suggesting topics.

Sneha would like us to share side dish recipes so your main dish doesn’t feel  lonely. For me, that means a bowl of my best  macaroni salad yet, using my recipe for homemade Marzetti slaw dressing.

Oh, I say “best” but I like them all. There are many many ways to make a macaroni salad.

Creamy Macaroni Salad

In decades past, one of the easy ways to make cole slaw, mac salad or potato salad was to add Marzetti dressing as some or  all of the dressing.

I  have used my DIY Marzetti dressing in this, to add to the depth of flavor. It is very creamy and delicious, all without adding hard-cooked egg. Of course you can throw in egg if you like, but it’s not needed.

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Creamy Macaroni Salad

Creamy Macaroni Salad

Sue Lau
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Chill Time 2 hrs
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Servings 6


Mac Salad Ingredients (yield 3-1/2 cups salad):

  • 1-1/2 cups uncooked elbow macaroni noodles
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 2/3 cup Marzetti slaw dressing (use my DIY recipe if you like)
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped sweet onion
  • 1/4 cup finely diced celery
  • 1 tablespoon sweet pickle relish
  • 1 tablespoon dill relish
  • 1/4 teaspoon celery seed
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  • Cook macaroni in boiling salted water according to your package directions, then drain.
  • Whisk together the remaining ingredients and stir in the cooked pasta.
  • Chill for a couple hours to marry flavors before serving.


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