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Elbow Macaroni Pasta Salad

Tender elbow macaroni, a homemade sauce, and colorful, fresh veggies combine for this simple and quick macaroni salad.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword macaroni salad
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 142kcal


  • 1 1-pound box of elbow macaroni cooked
  • 1 red pepper diced
  • 2 stalks of celery finely chopped
  • 1 cup of shredded carrots
  • 1 cup of mayo
  • ¼ cup of sour cream
  • 1 ½ tablespoons of sugar
  • 1 ½ tablespoons of apple cider vinegar
  • 1 ½ tablespoons of Dijon mustard
  • 2 chopped green onions
  • 1 tablespoon of chopped parsley


  • In a large bowl, toss cooked macaroni with celery, red pepper and carrots.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together mayo, sour cream, sugar, vinegar, mustard, green onions and parsley.
  • Pour over macaroni and toss to coat. Refrigerate until serving.



Calories: 142kcal