Macaroni Salad
Recipe type: Side Salad
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 12 or more
A twist on the usual macaroni salad. This recipe makes 12 cups or more. You may want to adjust the recipe for your family.
  • 4 cups elbow macaroni
  • ½ cup chopped roasted red peppers
  • ½ cup chopped black olives
  • ¼ cup chopped kosher dill pickles
  • ¼ cup chopped pepperoncini
  • ¼ cup sweet relish + 1 tablespoon of the juice
  • ¼ cup chopped onion
  • 4 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼ cup pickle juice
  • ¼ cup pepperoncini juice
  • ¼ cup milk
  1. Cook macaroni according to package directions until al dente.
  2. Drain and rinse with cold water until completely cool.
  3. Place macaroni in a large bowl and add chopped red peppers, black olives, dill pickles, pepperoncini, sweet relish and juice, chopped onions and ½ of the green onions.
  4. Mix well to combine.
  5. Mix together the mayonnaise, vinegar, sugar, salt, black pepper, pickle juice, and pepperoncini juice,
  6. Stir milk into the dressing.
  7. Pour dressing over macaroni mixture and stir until well combined. Sprinkle to top of the salad with the reserved green onion.
  8. Cover and refrigerate for 2 - 3 hours to allow the flavors to combine.
  9. Serve as an accompaniment to grilled meats or on a bed of lettuce.
Recipe by Patty Cake's Pantry at