Macaroni salad comes in many forms. There's limp, macaronis swimming around in a runny sauce. There's firm macaroni cooked well and mated with crunchy veggies. Some versions are savory, while others are more sweet. A popular Amish macaroni salad version tends toward the more sweet. I like this version, which has the crunch of some chopped veggies but also some sugar to take their edge off. Yum. This recipe was given to me by an Amish woman in Tennessee and is similar to this batch pictured that I picked up yesterday at an Amish bulk food store.
- 1½ cups uncooked macaroni
- 3 hard-boiled eggs
- ½ cup chopped celery
- ¼ cup chopped onion
- ¾ cup salad dressing
- 2 tablespoons yellow mustard
- ¼ cup white vinegar
- ⅓ cup sugar
- Cook and drain macaroni.
- Add eggs, celery, and onion.
- Mix salad dressing, mustard, vinegar, and sugar thoroughly, then add to macaroni mixture. Chill and serve.
Hi there! I always take a look at "Amish macaroni salad recipes" when I see them. Living in Pennsylvania one of many Amish hubs we can buy it at grocery stores, however I always like to tinker and make my own. I have yet to master the combo, come close, but not exact. Looking at your recipe you have salad dressing as one of the ingredients, but nothing specific on that. What salad dressing did it call for? Or which have you used?
Thanks so much!!
Fingers crossed! ☺️
I'm going to guess based on other recipes I've seen, Miracle Whip could possibly be the "salad dressing"
Yes, Lisa, you are correct on that.. Newspapers usually like me to steer clear of brand names yet "salad dressing" is such a broad term that it is confusing so, yes, Miracle Whip is what is meant!
About the macaroni salad,would it change the flavor a lot if I used mayonnaise? We don't care for miracle whip.
Mary, use Mayo, I think it'll taste better that way anyway, a lot of Amish use Miracle Whip, but mayo is fine..