Best Easy Macaroni Salad Recipe

Easy Creamy Macaroni Salad

Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins

The best, classic, quick, easy macaroni salad recipe, homemade with simple ingredients in one pot or bowl. Rich, creamy, loaded with mayonnaise, sour cream.

Servings: 8 People
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: classic recipe, easy salad
Calories: 388 kcal
Author: Abeer


  • 1/2 cup Mayonnaise Full fat
  • 1/2 cup Sour cream Full fat
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup Apple cider vinegar
  • Salt To taste
  • Pepper To taste
  • 1 tsp Garlic powder
  • 1 tsp Ginger powder
  • 1 tbsp Sugar Optional
  • 2 tbsp Dill Roughly chopped, Fresh
  • 2 tbsp Parlsey Roughly chopped, Fresh
  • 1 pound Elbow macaroni Boiled
  • 1/2 cup Cheddar cheese Shredded
  • 1/2 cup Onion Finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup Celery
  • 1 cup Peppers Variety of red, yellow, green bell peppers
  • 1/2 cup Peas Frozen, Thawed


  1. In a large salad bowl, add mayonnaise, sour cream, mustard, vinegar, salt, pepper, garlic, ginger, sugar, dill, parsley and mix everything until smooth and creamy.

  2. Add macaroni, cheese, onion, celery, peppers, peas and mix until pasta is fully coated. 

  3. Cover and chill for 30 minutes. Enjoy! 

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Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
Easy Creamy Macaroni Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 388 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 4g20%
Cholesterol 20mg7%
Sodium 176mg7%
Potassium 249mg7%
Carbohydrates 48g16%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 10g20%
Vitamin A 345IU7%
Vitamin C 19.6mg24%
Calcium 88mg9%
Iron 1.1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.