Need a yummy recipe for an all-day tailgate or just want an easy side dish to go with your turkey burgers or hot dogs??  Umm this macaroni salad is my all time FAVORITE!  I seriously love, love  looove it!!  I know summer is sadly over {tear} but you can have macaroni salad any ole’ time!

I got this super delicious recipe from my sweet friend Katie who brought it to cookout we had over the summer.  It was such a hit the entire dish was GONE in under an hour {and I’m pretty sure she doubled the recipe}!  Yep it was that good so I seriously suggest you try it.  Hope you all enjoy!


Classic Macaroni Salad


  • 1 box macaroni
  • 1 cup mayo
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper
  • 1 red onion, chopped
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped


  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add the macaroni, and cook until tender, about 8 minutes. Rinse under cold water and drain.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the mayo, vinegar, sugar, mustard, salt and pepper. Stir in the red onion, celery, green bell pepper and macaroni. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours before serving, but tastes best after sitting overnight. Serve and enjoy!

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As a self-proclaimed foodie and fitness enthusiast, I have a passion for cooking and a huge desire to show that living a healthy lifestyle can actually be easy and fun!  Feel free to use the meal guide above to find your new favorite meal ideas or the dietary guides to the right to narrow things down even more!

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  1. Anonymous says:

    just discovered your blog – and i find in this post you are a redskins fan YAY! I live in FL so its hard to find true skins fans 🙁 Go food and football!