How to Make Old Fashioned Macaroni Salads

How to Make Old Fashioned Macaroni Salads

I love old fashioned recipes as I really enjoy going back to the basics sometimes. Here are some recipes for old fashioned macaroni salads that are very good.

AF Macaroni Salad

I call this recipe my Air Force Macaroni Salad since the recipe was given to me by a lady who worked in a restaurant in New Mexico when I first went there as a young Air Force bride in the 1960s.

  • 2 cups cooked macaroni
  • 1/2 cup diced cheddar cheese
  • 1/3 cup diced green bell pepper
  • 3 tbsps finely chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise or salad dressing
  • 1/4 cup chopped sweet pickle (or sweet pickle relish)
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Mix all the ingredients together. Cover and chill in the refrigerator for at least a couple of hours before serving.

Classic Mayo Macaroni Salad

  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp vinegar
  • 1 tbsp prepared mustard
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 8-oz elbow macaroni, cooked, drained
  • 1 cup sliced celery
  • 1 cup chopped green bell pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion

In a large bowl, combine mayonnaise, vinegar, prepared mustard,sugar, salt, and pepper with a wire whisk until combined. Stir in the macaroni, bell pepper, and onion. Mix well. Cover bowl and refrigerate until serving time.


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Grandma Linda is a collector of vintage recipes. She enjoys sharing them on her blog at

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