Deli Style Macaroni Salad

This deli-style macaroni salad is creamy, crunchy, tangy, and sweet. It’s pasta, celery, peppers, carrots, and scallions, tossed in a homemade creamy dressing.

I wanted this to taste exactly like the macaroni salad you get at the deli market and I actually think it’s better.


– macaroni pasta – mayo – vinegar – sugar – dijon mustard – garlic powder – onion powder – celery – carrots – scallions – red bell pepper

Cook the macaroni pasta in boiling salted water according to package instructions. Allow the macaroni pasta to cool for at least 15 minutes.

While the pasta cooks, prepare the dressing. In a large bowl, combine the mayo, vinegar, mustard, sugar, celery salt, garlic powder, and onion powder.

Add the carrots, peppers, scallions, and celery to the bowl and mix until well combined. 

Stir in the cooked pasta and season generously with salt and pepper. Add more mayo if needed and enjoy! 

Tips and Recipe Variations

– If making this ahead of time, stir in some extra mayo and a splash of water right before serving. Also, make sure to check for seasoning.



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