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Easy Classic Macaroni Salad

Quick, easy, and delicious macaroni salad fit for any occasion.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Course: Macaroni Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken macaroni salad, easy mac salad, weekend salad
Calories: 3303kcal
Author: Vanjo Merano


  • 2 1/4 cups elbow macaroni
  • 3 pieces boiled eggs peeled and cubed
  • 2 stalks celery chopped
  • 1 piece bell pepper chopped
  • 3/4 cup frozen green peas
  • 4 ounces cheddar cheese cubed
  • 1 piece red onion chopped
  • 1 tablespoon parsley chopped

Salad dressing:

  • 1 cup Lady's Choice Mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons sweet relish
  • Salt and ground black pepper to taste


  • Boil 5 cups water in a cooking pot. Add 1/2 teaspoon salt. Put elbow macaroni into the pot, stir and boil according to package instructions. Add the frozen green peas 1 1/2 minutes before the suggested time of boiling as indicated in the package. Drain water and set cooked macaroni and peas aside.
  • Prepare the salad dressing. Place Lady's Choice Mayonnaise in a large bowl. Add remaining dressing ingredients. Mix well.
  • In a large bowl. combine macaroni, peas, and all remaining salad ingredients. Toss until ingredients are distributed.
  • Add salad dressing. Continue to toss until well blended.
  • Refrigerate for 1 hour.
  • Serve. Share and enjoy!


Calories: 3303kcal | Carbohydrates: 300g | Protein: 79g | Fat: 189g | Saturated Fat: 41g | Cholesterol: 130mg | Sodium: 2500mg | Potassium: 1699mg | Fiber: 22g | Sugar: 35g | Vitamin A: 6756IU | Vitamin C: 211mg | Calcium: 968mg | Iron: 8mg