Mighty Good Macaroni Salad

Mighty Good Macaroni Salad

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Mighty Good Macaroni Salad

Mighty Good Macaroni Salad

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 8


  • 16 ounces elbow macaroni - cooked al dente and cooled
  • 2-1/2 cups mayonnaise
  • 2 cloves garlic - minced
  • 1 tbsp white vinegar
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/2 cup finely diced red onion
  • 1 cup finely diced celery
  • 1 cup finely chopped red bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup finely diced carrot
  • 1/4 cup diced banana peppers


  • In a large bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, garlic, vinegar, and some salt and pepper.
  • Add remaining ingredients and mix well.
  • Cover and refrigerate at least a few hours before serving.
  • Before serving check to see if a little more mayo and salt and pepper is needed.
  • When pasta is cool, mix in mayonnaise mixture and all vegetables.
  • Mix thoroughly, season with salt and pepper.
  • Place into refrigerator and chill for 1 hour for the flavors to combine.


Calories: 417kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 13g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 199mg | Potassium: 257mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 2008IU | Vitamin C: 29mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 1mg

This website provides approximate nutrition information for convenience and as a courtesy only. Nutrition data is gathered primarily from the USDA Food Composition Database, whenever available, or otherwise other online calculators.

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  1. Hi Kim. I use regular Hellman’s. Thanks! -Amy

  2. What kind of mayo did you use? Regular (like Hellmans) or Miracle Whip? Or could you use either?

  3. Denise Kormanec says:

    I just made your Mac. salad yesterday. My family loves it. Its our new fav. thanks for sharing.