Hawaiian Macaroni Salad Recipe


Found this recipe at the end of last summer and I can’t tell you what a smashing hit it has been with my family.  Now that I am on this new diet I’m sure I won’t be eating any of it.  Hope you enjoy it this summer as much as we have.


  • 1 pound of apple wood bacon
  • 1 pound elbow macaroni
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 cups mayonnaise, divided
  • 2 cups whole milk, divided
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 bunch scallions, sliced thin (about 5-7) (I used green onions)
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded carrots
  • 1 1/2 cups minced celery
  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a rolling boil.  Add macaroni and cook until very soft, 10-12 minute.  Drain, return to cooking pot and immediately toss with vinegar.  Let cool for ten minutes.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together 1 cup mayonnaise, 1 1/2 cup of the whole milk, the brown sugar, salt, and pepper.
  3. Once the macaroni has cooled for 10 minutes, toss with the mixed sauce and let cool to room temperature.
  4. Once cool, fold in the scallions (green onions), carrots, and celery.  Whisk together the remaining 1 cup of mayonnaise and 1/2 cup milk and pour over macaroni salad.  Toss well to coat. Chill until ready to serve.
  5. Dice bacon into small pieces and fry in cast iron skillet until crispy.  Drain and cool.  Top the macaroni salad before serving with bacon.


2 thoughts on “Hawaiian Macaroni Salad Recipe

  1. Monica, I just tried this recipe on Memorial Day. We loved it and will be having it again. I chopped up a few pineapple slices and added it to mine.

    Have a great week!


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