Recipe By FREAKOWD40
Published May 1st
Macaroni Salad
Prep 10m Cook 10m Additional - Ready In 20m
Servings 4 to 6 servings Calories 548.9

I picked up this recipe from Germany, it is very simple and tasty. For a different taste, omit the gherkins and add 1/4 cup of chopped ham. The basic recipe is also delicious with boiled new potatoes instead of pasta.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 5 cups macaroni
  • 4 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon distilled white vinegar
  • 1 bunch green onions, finely chopped
  • 3 hard-cooked eggs, diced
  • 1 dill pickle, finely chopped

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add macaroni and cook until al dente; drain.
  2. 2 In a mixing bowl, combine mayonnaise, raw egg and vinegar; whisk until smooth. Mix the green onions, hard-cooked eggs, and pickle into a bowl. Stir in cooled macaroni and mix until thoroughly combined.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 548.9
  • Carbohydrate 83.6 g
  • Cholesterol 168.6 mg
  • Fat 14.7 g
  • Fiber 4.9 g
  • Protein 19.8 g
  • Saturated Fat 2.9 g
  • Sodium 473.5 mg
  • Sugar 4.7 g


  1. I altered the recipe and added green bell pepper a tablespoon of dried dill weed and some seasoning salt. As the other reviewers stated the salad is a bit dry but I like a drier mac salad versus a creamy one. Tasted and looked great!
  2. Did not like this recipe at all. Very bland. Quick and easy yes but no taste! I also found it very dry:(
  3. Loved it! I also added red onion red green and yellow pepper finely chopped topped it off with smoked paprika!
  4. I wonder if the 5 cups of macaroni is a typo I believe it should read "5 cups cooked macaroni." That is the assumption I used when making this recipe but still I ended up adding more mayo and some milk on the advice of another reviewer. Also I used some dill relish in place - Read more ...
  5. My mother-n-law is full German and just moved back to the us from Germany. This is just like her recipe. But she DOES NOT add raw egg. I think that was a misunderstading in your recipe. When I make it I add Cilantro and use miracle whip. And when I want to switch it up - Read more ...
  6. I tried this recipe for a 4th of July BBQ. I was not that thrilled about the raw egg so I left it out. It is good and easy but it needs a little something extra. I ended up having to use an entire bottle of Mayo because it was so dry. I will make - Read more ...
  7. Being concerned about raw eggs I just used more mayonnaise instead of the egg for the dressing so I'm not sure my review counts. This is a good basic macaroni salad the way I made it though the pasta tends to soak up all the dressing and you then have to add more.
  8. I wanted to try this recipe because it was different. We found it to be very bland and dry. After tasting I added more mayonnaise garlic salt celery seed and a few other spices. After chilling it was dry again from the pasta soaking up the mayonnaise ended up adding a little milk.
  9. easy to cook and economical. everyone enjoyed it.