Granny’s Macaroni Salad

Granny’s Macaroni Salad

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Granny's Macaroni Salad is perfect for picnics, potluck, or family dinners. Macaroni, vegetables, and a simple salad dressing. Simple and easy. Just the way Granny liked it. Click to Tweet

Every family probably has a Macaroni Salad recipe. And if not, you can always buy some at your grocery store deli. Our recipe comes from my husband’s side of the family. Granny’s Macaroni Salad was one of the first recipes I nabbed from her.

Granny’s directions were a bit vague.

Of course, when Granny gave me the details it was more “Oh, I dump a little here and if I have some of that, I’ll dump it in too” kind of recipe.

So, it took a little experimenting on my part to get the ingredients and portions right. Macaroni. Carrots. Celery. Radishes. Green peppers and Onions. And the most important part--The Dressing— consists of Miracle Whip, sugar, mustard and vinegar. Simple and easy. Just the way Granny liked it.

Here’s my best try at making Granny Oehlert’s version of Macaroni Salad. It’s perfect for summer picnics, potluck dinners, or family gatherings of any sort.

Ingredients Needed for Granny’s Macaroni Salad

  • elbow macaroni
  • carrots
  • celery
  • radishes
  • green peppers
  • sweet onion
  • salad dressing (like Miracle Whip)
  • sugar
  • yellow mustard
  • cider vinegar

Directions for Making this Salad

In a medium saucepan, cook macaroni according to package instructions, approximately 9-11 minutes. Drain macaroni into a colander and rinse with cold running water. Place in a large serving bowl.

The vegetables should all be finely diced or grated.

Using a vegetable grater and a Chef’s knife and cutting board, prepare the vegetables. Peel and grate the carrots. Finely dice the celery, radishes, and green peppers. Mince the onions. Add vegetables to the cooled macaroni in the large serving bowl.

In a glass measuring cup combine salad dressing, sugar, mustard, and vinegar. Whisk together until smooth. Pour dressing over salad and mix well. Allow to chill for two hours before serving.

You may need to add a little milk or salad dressing to the Macaroni Salad before serving as the pasta will soak up the extra moisture as it chills in the refrigerator.

This recipe will serve 8-10 people.

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Recipe for Granny's Macaroni Salad

Granny's Macaroni Salad

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Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Miracle whip, Pasta Salad, Picnics, Summer Food
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 11 minutes
Refrigerate: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 31 minutes
Servings: 8

Equipment

Stainless Colander
Box Grater
Knife Set
Cutting Board

Ingredients

  • 10 oz. elbow macaroni cooked and drained
  • 1/2 cup carrots peeled and grated
  • 1/2 cup celery finely diced
  • 1/2 cup radishes finely diced
  • 1/2 cup green peppers finely diced
  • 1/2 cup onion minced
  • 1 cup salad dressing like Miracle Whip
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons yellow mustard
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar

Instructions

  • In a medium saucepan, cook macaroni according to package instructions, approximately 9-11 minutes. Drain macaroni into a colander and rinse with cold running water. Place in a large serving bowl.
  • Using a vegetable grater and a Chef's knife and cutting board, prepare the vegetables. Peel and grate the carrots. Finely dice the celery, radishes, and green peppers. Mince the onions. Add vegetables to the cooled macaroni in the large serving bowl.
  • In glass measuring cup combine salad dressing, sugar, mustard, and vinegar. Whisk together until smooth. Pour dressing over salad and mix well. Allow to chill for two hours before serving. 8-10 servings.

Notes

*You may need to add a little milk or salad dressing to the Macaroni Salad before serving as the pasta will soak up the extra moisture as it chills in the refrigerator.
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