Classic Hellman’s Macaroni Salad

For Mother’s Day I asked my family to spend a day cleaning – without complaining and a picnic dinner. I got both. They did a nice job doing the beginning deep cleaning for Spring. I still need to have them do the windows and baseboards but we are closer to getting it done. The dinner was delicious though. This is the perfect macaroni salad if you are looking for a classic macaroni salad. This recipe from an old jar of Hellman’s Mayonnaise is the most often used recipe in our family.


This has the perfect amount of sweet/tart and you can add the veggies you like to the dish. Add it to your grilled meats as a delicious side dish for your summer picnics.

Classic Hellman's Macaroni Salad


"Classic Macaroni Salad is the perfect picnic side dish."


  • 1 cup Hellman’s Real Mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon yellow mustard
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 8 oz. elbow macaroni, cooked and drained
  • 1 cup celery, thinly sliced (optional)
  • 1 cup red or green pepper, chopped (optional)
  • 1/4 onion, chopped
  • 4 eggs, hard boiled and chopped


  1. In a large bowl mix mayo, vinegar, mustard, sugar, and black pepper until well combined. Stir in macaroni and then vegetables and eggs as desired.
  2. Serve cold.

17 Comments Add yours

  1. Perfect for outdoor gatherings. 🌿🌱🍃

    Liked by 1 person

    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you!

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Sandhya says:

    Great idea for Mother’s Day! That macaroni salad looks delicious!


  3. This looks easy and delicious, Marci.


    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you!


  4. Erika Kind says:

    I love that kind of salad.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. koolaidmoms says:

      It is such an easy side and a summery salad.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Erika Kind says:

        Yes, exactly!


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