The days are getting long, and the temperatures are starting to rise… that means it’s time for potlucks, barbecues and pool parties!
This collection of easy Macaroni Salad Recipes has plenty of great dishes to bring to all of those fun summer get togethers.
You’ll find classic creamy along with lighter, both sweet and savory, simple and complex… this list will keep you covered all summer long, and beyond!
Go through all of these amazing salads, and have fun this summer!
1. Classic Macaroni Salad
This Classic Macaroni salad is loaded with chopped veggies and hard boiled eggs in a creamy delicious, sweet and tangy dressing.
It’s so easy, and great for all the potlucks and BBQs coming your way.
2. Easy Macaroni Salad
If you’re looking for something on the lighter side, this is the recipe for you! Filled with crisp veggies and fresh herbs, it’s just as delicious as the classic version, but not nearly as heavy.
It features a lightly creamy dressing instead of a super rich one, and it’s chock-full of veggies. It comes together in under 30 minutes, and it keeps well if you make it ahead.
3. Hawaiian Macaroni Salad
Hawaiian Macaroni Salad is so fabulous, creamy and simple. This salad is a blend of creamy, sweet and tangy flavors that make it a great side dish for summer cookouts, BBQ’s or picnics.
The ham and pineapple in the recipe give this salad a Hawaiian feel and super delicious flavor, which everyone will love!
4. Cajun Macaroni Salad
If you want your salad to have a little kick, here’s your solution.
With Cajun seasoning, Creole mustard and hot sauce, this is one recipe that doesn’t lack flavor!
5. Chicken Macaroni Salad
Chicken macaroni salad is a super easy and budget friendly dish, thanks to using canned chicken.
Bring this to your next potluck and watch it disappear fast!
6. Macaroni Salad with Prosciutto
This one is for those of you with a bit of a salty tooth.
With prosciutto, olives, pickles and roasted red peppers, this is one of our favorite macaroni salad recipes.
7. Mexican Macaroni Salad
Take your cookout south of the border with this super delicious Mexican themed salad.
It’s loaded with black beans, cheese, veggies, cilantro and other great ingredients, all in a creamy and tangy dressing. YUM.
8. Bacon and Avocado Macaroni Salad
Bacon and avocado is such a winning combination, right?
That’s why this bacon avocado macaroni salad is going to be the biggest hit on your next potluck spread. This is is so good, some guests might skip the mains!
9. Amish Macaroni Salad
Amish macaroni salad is a popular variation in Pennsylvania.
It uses Miracle Whip in place of mayo, as well as a good bit of sweet pickle relish, giving it a distinctively sweet taste compared to other recipes.
10. Deviled Egg Macaroni Salad
Now this might be our new favorite macaroni salad recipe!
It tastes just like deviled eggs, but in salad form. It’s like combining two of the best cookout foods into one!
11. Tuna Avocado Macaroni Salad
This Tuna Avocado Macaroni Salad recipe is great for a tasty and fuss free dinner idea, perfect for busy weeknights.
Packed with veggies and lean protein, it’s a great meal all in itself!
12. Hawaiian Potato Salad
Not to be confused with the Hawaiian macaroni salad earlier in the list, this entry is like a combination of potato salad and macaroni salad.
Dressed with plenty of mayonnaise, this one won’t go dry on you!
13. Filipino Chicken Macaroni Salad
This Filipino version has some unique ingredients you don’t see in most mac salads.
In addition to the chicken, it has pineapple, raisins and cheddar cheese. It’s a flavor filled dish that goes great as a side, but can stand alone as a main course.
14. Puerto Rican Shrimp Macaroni Salad
Here’s another great recipe that adds in protein for a complete meal…
This Puerto Rican version has shrimp, along with hard boiled eggs and plenty of veggies for a nutritious complete meal.
15. Italian Macaroni Salad
Appropriately, we’re wrapping up our list of macaroni salad recipes in the home of all pasta… Italy!
This super delicious recipe features salami and provolone cheese, along with a generous dousing of Italian salad dressing. It’s a wonderful alternative to the usual heavy creamy salads.
There you go, fifteen great macaroni salad recipes for you to bring to your next potluck. Which will you try first?
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