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Homestyle Macaroni Salad

Course Pasta, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword homestyle-macaroni-salad
Prep Time 25 minutes
Chill time 4 hours
Servings 16 servings
Author Melissa Sperka


  • 16 oz elbow macaroni jumbo or regular
  • 2 cup real mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp celery salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 3 Roma tomatoes diced and seeded
  • 1 medium cucumber peeled, seeded and diced
  • 1 small red onion diced
  • 1 small green bell pepper seeded, diced
  • 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese


  • Cook the pasta in salted water per the package directions until al dente. Drain well.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, buttermilk, sugar, vinegar, onion and garlic powder, celery salt and black pepper.
  • Add the remaining ingredients, reserving the shredded cheese. Mix well. Taste and adjust the salt if needed.
  • Chill thoroughly add the shredded cheese after the salad has cooled.
  • Chill for at least 4 hours and stir well, before serving.