Classic Macaroni Salad

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 20 min
  • Prep: 20 min
  • Yield: 6 servings
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1/2 cup mayonnaise

2 tablespoons sour cream

1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

1 tablespoon sherry vinegar

2 teaspoons sugar

Kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper


1/2-pound macaroni pasta, cooked and rinsed (about 4 cups cooked)

1 tablespoon roughly chopped fresh dill

2 large stalks celery, diced

1 small red bell pepper, seeded and diced

1/2 small red onion, diced and rinsed in cold water

Kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper


  1. For the dressing: Whisk the mayonnaise, sour cream, mustard, vinegar and sugar together in a small bowl or glass measuring cup. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. For the pasta: In a large mixing bowl, combine the macaroni, dill, celery, bell pepper and red onion. Drizzle the dressing over the salad and toss to combine. Season with salt and pepper. Serve immediately or keep up to 2 days in the refrigerator until ready to serve.