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Southern Macaroni Salad

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Enter into description Southern Macaroni Salad is a great “COLD” side dish to go with your BBQ or grilled meats. This one has boiled eggs and cucumber in it.

Southern Macaroni Salad in a serving bowl with two wooden spoons resting on top.

Do you eat macaroni salad cold or hot?

You can eat this either way. Kind of like potato salad. Depends on how you like it. However, this recipe was made to be eaten cold. Cold side dishes just go better with BBQ/Grilled meals.

How long can you leave macaroni salad in the refrigerator?

My recipe calls to allow the macaroni salad to chill 4 hours before serving. You could do that in as little as 2 hours. The dish will last up to 3 days in the refrigerator in an airtight container.

Should you rinse the macaroni?

For this type of dish, you should always rinse the macaroni for a couple of reasons. It helps to cool the macaroni noodles before mixing with other ingredietns. And, it rinses the starch off from boiling. If this were a warm dish, then DO NOT rinse the noodles. The starch helps the “sauce” to stick to the noodles.

How do you make Southern Macaroni Salad?


Check out the recipe below. The main difference between Southern style and classic style is hard boiled eggs. You can always eliminate and/or add the “extras”.

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Close up of Southern Macaroni Salad on a blue plate.
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Southern Macaroni Salad

Southern Macaroni Salad is a great "COLD" side dish to go with your BBQ or grilled meats. This one has boiled eggs and cucumber in it.
Course Side Dish, Sides
Cuisine American
Keyword creamy sourthern macaroni salad, macaroni salad with eggs, southern macaroni salad, southern macaroni salad with cucumber, southern macaroni salad with egg
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Chill 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 10 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 253kcal

Equipment

  • Mixing Bowls

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups Dry Elbow Macaroni Noodles, cooked, rinsed, and drained
  • 2 Cups Mayonnaisse
  • 2 Tbsp Mustard
  • 2 Hard boiled eggs, diced
  • 1/4 Cup Red Onion, finely diced
  • 1/4 Cup Cucumber, finely diced
  • 8 Slices Bacon, cooked, crumbled
  • 1 Tsp Sugar, granulated
  • 1/4 Tsp Paprika
  • 1/2 Tsp Salt
  • 1/4 Tsp Pepper

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, combine the macaroni, eggs, onion, cucumber and bacon.
  • In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, mustard, sugar, paprika, salt and pepper.
    Overhead view of two bowls, the bigger one has macaroni plus ingredients, the smaller bowl, in the back, has the mayo mix.
  • Add the mayonnaise and mustard mix to the macaroni mix.
  • Stir until all ingredients are well combined.
    Overhead view of the macaroni mix and the mayo mix, mixed together for the final product.
  • Chill for 4 hours. Then ready to serve.

Notes

ITEMS/INGREDIENTS USED IN RECIPE – If you are interested in any of the items I may have used (or are similar to the items I used) in making this recipe, I have listed all or some of them above within the post.  NOTE:  These links are affiliate links of which I receive a small commission from the sale of certain item. This does not affect your price, it remains the same.

Nutrition

Calories: 253kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 63mg | Sodium: 759mg | Potassium: 107mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 140IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1mg
Close up of Southern Macaroni Salad
A serving of the Southern Macaroni Salad on a blue plate with a corn on the cob in the background and grilled chicken to the right.
Close up of a bite of the macaroni salad on a fork with the dinner plate in the background.

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