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Cold macaroni salad with carrots and celery

Creamy Macaroni Cold Side Salad Recipe

This macaroni salad is the best cold side salad for grilling, the ultimate potluck macaroni salad and a favorite macaroni salad of everyone that tries it. 
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Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 11 minutes
Servings: 8 people


  • 7 oz box Creamette elbow noodles
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 3/-4 medium sized carrots grated
  • 2-3 cups chopped celery
  • 2 T chopped onion
  • 1 cup Miracle Whip
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • Ground black pepper


  • Mix Miracle Whip and sugar and place in the fridge to come together
  • Cut veggies
  • Bring large pot of water to a boil
  • Add salt in to boiling water
  • Add macaroni to water and cook until the lesser amount of recommended time
  • Stir macaroni often
  • Drain and rinse macaroni well with cold water
  • Add macaroni, veggies and Miracle Whip mixture together in large bowl
  • Let sit in refrigerator for 3-4 hours minimum
  • Enjoy!