Classic Macaroni Salad

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Classic Macaroni Salad

This dish is a sweet and tangy cold pasta perfect for BBQ’s. I love the fact that most of the time when I need a “go to” salad, I usually have most of the ingredients on hand. It’s very quick and easy, and a perfect recipe for the novice!

  • Prep Time: About 30 mins
  • Cook Time: 6 mins
  • Servings: 6-8, perfect for a potluck


  • 2 cup(s) dry ditalini or a small cut pasta
  • 1/2 cup(s) celery, diced
  • 1/4 cup(s) green onion, minced
  • 1/2 cup(s) cherry tomatoes, halved then quartered
  • 1 cup(s) diced mozarella cheese
  • 1/2 heaping cup(s) Mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp(s) dried mustard
  • 1 tsp(s) sugar
  • 1 tbsp(s) cider vinegar
  • 3 tbsp(s) plain greek yogurt
  • 2 tbsp(s) bread and butter pickle chips, finely diced
  • 1 tsp(s) dried parsley
  • pref salt and pepper

Tips and Suggestions

This is a great dish for a BBQ potluck!


Cook the ditalini or small pasta according to package instructions. Be careful not to overcook. I prefer mine al dente, so I stop the cooking about a minute early.

In a large bowl, combine pasta, celery, onion, tomato and mozzarella cheese.

In a small bowl, mix mayo, mustard, sugar, vinegar, yogurt and pickle.

Mix well, and then add to pasta mix. Gently combine, then add salt and pepper. Refrigerate an hour, stir before serving, and sprinkle parsley flakes on top.

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