June 27, 2014

Aunt Betty's Macaroni Salad

My Aunt Betty brings her Macaroni Salad to every family gathering.  It wouldn't be right if she didn't bring it. She dices everything really small and precisely.  It's good.  We all love it.  I shared this photo on Instagram and everyone wanted the recipe.   End of story.

So here ya go....

Aunt Betty's Macaroni Salad
from Michelle Wooderson June 2014

Aunt Betty brings this to every family gathering.  It's always prepared exactly the same way with precisely chopped, small pieces.  It's oh so good.  It's always served in a green Tupperware bowl.  

10 oz round macaroni, cooked
10 oz cheddar cheese, diced into small cubes
1/2 lb fried bacon, crumbled
6 hard boiled eggs, chopped
1 green pepper, finely chopped
1 small onion, finely chopped
3-4 celery stalks, finely chopped

10 heaping Tablespoons sugar
10 Tablespoons vinegar
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon celery seed
1 Tablespoon yellow mustard
1 cup mayonnaise (or Miracle Whip)

Mix dressing ingredients in bowl.  Pour over salad ingredients and mix well.  Chill before serving.

Note:  For best tasting macaroni salad, serve in a green Tupperware bowl just like Aunt Betty.


Kim H. said...


Tami McBeain said...

Yum, can't wait to make it! Thanks for sharing the recipe! Now to find a green tupperware bowl......

Donelle Underwood said...

OMG - it sounds as good as it looks! I can't wait to make it!! Thank you for posting it!

Rachel Parys said...

Ok, YUM!!! So old-school! I love this recipe, and I think my kids will too! Thanks for posting!!!

aksapupa said...

Wow! Sugar was a surprise!

Neno's Pics said...

I wanted to let you know I fixed your Aunt Betty's Macaroni Salad, for a cook out yesterday and it was the very best macaroni salad, I've had to date. Everyone took some home and asked for the recipe. I only had an oblong green tupperware bowl - I served in it. I figured as long as it was green tupperware, it would be good. Ha! Now your aunt Betty is famous in North Carolina!
Thank you for sharing.

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