Classic Deli Macaroni Salad


I pretty much love all pasta salads, and this one is so very good.  It definitely tastes like it came from the deli.  It’s great for summer as a side for sandwiches or grilling out.

Recipe from Center Cut Cook.


  • 1 lb. elbow macaroni
  • 1.5 c. mayo
  • 3 TBSP sour cream
  • 3 TBSP cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp. yellow mustard
  • 2 tsp. sugar
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper
  • 1.5 c. finely chopped celery
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1/4 c. finely chopped parsley or cilantro


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions; then drain and rinse under cold water until the pasta has cooled. Drain well.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large bowl combine mayo, sour cream, cider vinegar, yellow mustard, sugar, salt, and black pepper.
  3. Combine the macaroni with the dressing; then stir in finely chopped celery, diced red bell pepper and finely chopped parsley or cilantro.
  4. Chill for 1 hour before serving.

Classic Deli Macaroni Salad:


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