Easy Macaroni Salad Recipe

Macaroni Salad Recipe - Having a BBQ or family picnic soon? This simple macaroni salad recipe is the perfect picnic recipe for a side! Rich and creamy, it comes together in minutes and tastes like it took hours! Make it as party food or just because and you won't be disappointed!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Author Stacy Ott


  • 1 box elbow macaroni cooked
  • 1/2 carrot grated
  • half an onion chopped
  • 1/4 cup vinegar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 celery stalk chopped
  • 5 hard boiled eggs chopped
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 and 1/3 cup of mayonnaise
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika more for garnish, if desired
  • 1 teaspoon salt or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon pepper or to taste


  • In a big bowl mix mayonnaise, vinegar, sugar, lemon juice, paprika, salt and pepper together.
  • In the same bowl, fold in macaroni to mayonnaise mixture.
  • Add in vegetables and eggs, blend together, cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  • Garnish with additional paprika if desired before serving.