Magnificent Macaroni Salad

  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 40 mins
  • Servings: 6-8
  • About This Recipe

    “This is a wonderful salad that goes great with everything. I’m not particularly fond of elbow macaroni so I experimented with the shells. Don’t expect this to last for another meal. It’ll be gone before you know it.”

    Ingredients

  • 1boxmedium pasta shell
  • 6hard boiled eggs
  • 1/2 vidalia onion
  • 2stalkscelery
  • 1cantuna fish, drained( packed in water)
  • 1green pepper
  • 1red pepper
  • 4teaspoonsbuttermilk
  • 1/2-1cupmayonnaise
  • 1/4 cupsugar
  • season salt orcrazy salt
  • black pepper
  • 1teaspoonpaprika
  • 1/4 cupparsley
  • Directions

  • Cook shells per directions.
  • Remove yolks from hard boiled eggs.
  • Mash egg yolks with buttermilk, mayo, sugar, salt and pepper.
  • This makes the dressing.
  • Drain shells and rinse with cold water.
  • Add onion, celery, tuna fish, green and red pepper to shells.
  • Dice egg whites and add to shells.
  • Pour dressing over shells.
  • Add paprika and parsley.
  • Toss.
  • Reviews

  • “I just finished making this salad.I hope you don’t mind–I added about 1Tbl of honey mustard and 1/4 cup sour cream as we like the tang. Anyway, even at room temp, it is delicious. I DO like the idea of the mashed egg yolks. What a nice flavor!! I am going to try your chicken paprikash next. Keep on cookin'”

  • “Very good,I scaled down to 4 servings and changed the tuna to fake crab.”

  • “Pat that sounds like a really great idea.Every recipe can use a little tweeking.I’m going to try it myself.Thanks for the comment and idea”

  • “Great. I left out the onions and the tuna. It was just a tad runny, so I think next time I will leave out the buttermilk.Reviewed for Pool Party 2010.”

  • “Made this for a barbeque last summer and it was a hit. I didnt use the tuna though.”

  • “This was so good and I omitted the tuna, as I just wanted a macaroni salad dish. This is very good and I would recommend this highly.Thanks for sharing, Glittergirl”

  • “This is a keeper. It’s the dressing that gives it that something extra special.”

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