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Macaroni Salad for a Crowd

The best Macaroni Salad for a crowd! Simple, fresh, and perfect for your next party, potluck, or family dinner!
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Servings - 24 servings


  • 2 16 oz. boxes of elbow macaroni noodles ($1.94)
  • 2 carrots ($.20)
  • 2 green peppers ($.75 each)
  • 1/2 large red onion ($.30)
  • 1 cup light mayonnaise ($.50)
  • 4 Tbsp lemon juice ($.20)
  • 4 Tbsp vinegar ($.20)
  • 4 Tbsp sugar ($.10)
  • Salt and cracked pepper, to taste


  • In a LARGE saucepan, bring water to boil and cook both boxes of pasta noodles according to package directions. Drain and rinse with cool water. Add to large serving bowl.
  • Peel and chop carrots. Seed and dice green peppers. Chop red onion.
  • Toss pasta noodles with vegetables.
  • Whisk mayonnaise, lemon juice, vinegar, sugar and salt and pepper. Pour over pasta and vegetables. Mix well.
  • Refrigerate at least 2 hours, or until completely chilled.
  • Serve chilled Macaroni Salad to a Crowd.