Easy Macaroni Pasta Salad

Cold and creamy, tangy with a little bit of sweetness, and little bits of crunch from a few hidden veggies makes this macaroni salad perfect for just about any occasinon.

How to Make Macaroni Salad

I am SUPER PICKY about my macaroni salad and it’s level of sweetness. That’s why I recommend whisking your dressing ingredients together first then adding the sugar in a teaspoon at a time, making sure to taste in between addition to achieve the perfect sweetness level. I can’t stand an overly sweet pasta salad.


– large macaroni elbow pasta –  mayonnaise –  milk – lemon juice –  celery  –  red onion – carrots  – fresh Italian parsley – kosher salt –  black pepper –  sugar –  dried dill

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and cook the macaroni according to package directions.

Step 1.

Drain the pasta and then spread out onto a sheet pan in a single layer.

Step 2.

combine ingredients for dressing

Step 3.

This is the best cold pasta salad recipe for Summer you will ever taste. No need for deli salad when you can make homemade. Great side dish for BBQ, cookouts, parties & more.