Sweet Amish Macaroni Salad

Sweet Amish Macaroni Salad

There’s something comforting about a classic macaroni salad, and this Sweet Amish Macaroni Salad brings a delightful twist to a timeless favorite. Originating from the heart of Amish country, this salad combines simple, wholesome ingredients with a sweet and tangy dressing that will have you coming back for more. Perfect for picnics, potlucks, or as a side dish for your family dinner, this recipe is easy to make and full of flavor. The combination of tender macaroni, crunchy vegetables, and a creamy, sweet dressing creates a satisfying and refreshing dish that everyone will love. So, let’s dive into the recipe and create a dish that will become a staple in your culinary repertoire!

– 2 cups elbow macaroni (uncooked)
– 3 hard-boiled eggs (chopped)
– 1 cup diced celery
– 1 cup diced red bell pepper
– 1/2 cup diced red onion
– 1 cup diced carrots
– 1 cup sweet pickle relish

– 1 1/2 cups mayonnaise
– 1/4 cup white vinegar
– 2/3 cup granulated sugar
– 2 tablespoons yellow mustard
– 1 teaspoon salt
– 1/2 teaspoon black pepper


1. Cook the Macaroni:
– Boil a large kettle of water that has been seasoned. After adding, simmer the elbow macaroni for 8 to 10 minutes, or until it’s cooked. To cool down, drain and rinse with cold water. Put aside.

2. Prepare the Dressing:
– In a medium bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, white vinegar, granulated sugar, yellow mustard, salt, and black pepper until smooth.

3. Combine Ingredients:
– In a large mixing bowl, combine the cooked and cooled macaroni, chopped hard-boiled eggs, diced celery, diced red bell pepper, diced red onion, diced carrots, and sweet pickle relish.

4. Mix in Dressing:
– Drizzle the macaroni mixture with the dressing, stirring to fully incorporate.

5. Chill:
– Cover the salad and refrigerate for at least 1-2 hours before serving to allow the flavors to meld together. For the best flavor, let it sit overnight.

6. Serve:
– Before serving, give the salad a good swirl. Taste and adjust seasoning if needed. Serve chilled.

Enjoy your Sweet Amish Macaroni Salad!

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