Macaroni Salad

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This is a very plain and simple macaroni salad. This is how my mom always made it. This dish goes great with a barbequed or grilled meat.


  • 7 ounces small shell pasta
  • 1/2 green bell pepper, diced
  • 1/4 red onion, diced
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


Prepare pasta according to package instructions.

Drain pasta well and and rinse with cold tap water until pasta is cool to the touch.

Add the onions and peppers to the bowl of cool pasta.

Add the mayonnaise, salt and pepper also.

Toss lightly with a wooden spoon until all pasta is coated.

Cover the bowl and refrigerate for 30 minutes before serving.

You may need to add more mayonnaise before serving as some will be absorbed by the pasta.


I also added a pinch of sugar, but it is not pictured or listed in the ingredients.

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