Classic Macaroni Salad

I remember looking forward to macaroni salad days before heading to my grandparents house. My grandmother made it for every single holiday and every single visit. It’s the first recipe I asked for and something that I have been making for family gatherings since she passed away. I created a slightly healthier version for you guys, but I promise it still tastes just as good as the original! Whole wheat pasta, nonfat Greek yogurt and low fat milk reduce calories and increase fiber. This recipe doesn’t make for the prettiest pictures, but it’s traditional and something I look forward to when I’m with my family!

Classic Macaroni Salad


  • 1 cup whole wheat macaroni, cooked
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup nonfat Greek yogurt
  • 1 tbsp nonfat milk
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sugar (or baking stevia)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 hard boiled egg, chopped
  • 1/4 cup celery, finely chopped


In a large bowl, combine mayonnaise, Greek yogurt, milk, vinegar, salt, pepper and sugar. Add cooked and cooled macaroni, celery and egg. Toss to coat macaroni with dressing. Cover and refrigerate at lease two hours before serving. (This is a great make ahead recipe!)

Number of servings: 4 | Serving size: 1/2 cup
Calories: 167, total fat: 11 g, total carbohydrates: 12 g, dietary fiber: 1 g, sugars: 3 g, protein: 5 g


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