Mom's Macaroni Salad served in a white bowl
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5 from 10 votes


The Best Macaroni Salad recipe starts with macaroni noodles, peppers, onions and radishes and is mixed with a secret-ingredient creamy dressing!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Best Macaroni Salad
Servings: 8
Calories: 601kcal
Author: Brandie @ The Country Cook


  • 1 (16 oz) box macaroni noodles
  • 2 cups mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup chicken stock
  • 1 green pepper, diced
  • 1/2 cup radishes, diced
  • 1/2 cup onion, finely diced
  • salt & pepper, to taste


  • Prepare macaroni according to package directions.
  • Drain macaroni well, and rinse with cold water until pasta has cooled.
  • Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine mayonnaise with chicken stock.
  • Whisk together well and season with a bit of salt and pepper.
  • I do enjoy about a tablespoon or so of freshly ground black pepper in this.
  • Add in drained pasta along with green pepper, radishes and onion.
  • Stir well until combined.
  • Cover with plastic wrap and store in refrigerator for at least 3 hours.
  • Stir again before serving.



Calories: 601kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 42g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 373mg | Potassium: 203mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 90IU | Vitamin C: 13.8mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 0.9mg