Southern Sweet Macaroni Salad


submitted by klafave {2 Recipes}


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  • Prep Time:
    40 Mins
  • Cook Time:
    20 Mins
  • Total Prep + Cook Time:
    1 Hr
  • Level:
Southern Sweet Macaroni Salad

Makes: 10 cups

Description: I have to make this for every function I attend and it goes fast!

1 box  elbow noodles
1 small  onion
3/4 cup  sugar
1 cup  helmanns mayo
1/4 cup  mustard
1tbsp  season salt
1 tsp  salt
1tsp  black pepper
1 tsp  garlic powder
1 tsp  paprika

Instructions: Cook noodles as per box. Drain and run under cold water. Chop onion and put into a bowl with the sugar (this allows the sugar to mix with the onions making them wet). Let it stand while noodles run under cold water. Once noodles are chilled, place in large mixing bowl. Add the sugar/onion mixture, mix well, then add all other ingredients (you may want to add a little more of something, ex pepper or season salt to your liking). Mix everything well. If noodles are dry, add 1/4 cup mayo. Chill in fridge for 2 hours before serving.

variations: you can also add celery or green onion. My son in law adds ham to his and I have even added tuna for a new taste.

Recent Comments

  • Author image By Anavalenzz
    Sep 01, 2016   Edit

    Hit the spot

  • Author image By MomeeGina
    Mar 20, 2012   Edit

    Your recipe is very close to my mother's recipe. The only difference is my mom adds a dash of Worcestershire sauce. It taste amazing! I have mastered the way my mom makes it and I also have to bring the macaroni salad to every get together and I must agree it does go fast. You have a very tasty recipe here!! :) YUM

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