Crowd pleaser pasta salad

    30 min

    This is a smashing, simple and easy pasta salad for family gatherings or other occasions when a 'crowd-pleaser' dish is just the ticket.

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    Serves: 8 

    • 450g macaroni pasta
    • 8 hard boiled eggs, grated
    • 150g black olives, chopped
    • 1 medium red onion, finely chopped
    • 300g pickle (such as Branston®)
    • 1 tablespoon prepared mustard, or to taste
    • 120g mayonnaise, or as needed
    • salt and black pepper to taste
    • 4 hard-cooked eggs, sliced
    • paprika to taste

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to the boil. Place macaroni in the pot, cook for 8 to 10 minutes, until al dente, and drain.
    2. In a large bowl, toss the cooked pasta, grated eggs, olives, onion and pickle with some of its liquid. Mix in mustard and mayonnaise, increasing the amount of mayonnaise as desired. Season with salt and pepper. Top with sliced eggs, and sprinkle with paprika to serve.

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    I am the poster of this recipe, and I just made this yesterday and tried to pay more attention to the measurements. I would say I used about one cup of mayonnaise, not the 1/2 called for in the recipe. I also did not drain any of the juice from the relish, just added the whole jar in. And I only used 10 eggs (8 in the salad and 2 on top) and 1/2 of a medium purple onion. If you use a food processor on the onion and olives it really saves a lot of time, and also helps cut down on the harshness of raw onion. I also use the big holes on a cheese grater on the boiled eggs. I really have never measured the stuff that goes into this before, so please feel free to eyeball it and adjust it to your own tastes!  -  18 Sep 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Oh dear, I am sorry but I am gonna stretch here and give this 4 stars. First of all, I thought that there were too many eggs. I also thought that there was too much relish. I am used to making my macaroni salad the day before , therefore, I thought that this was dry. I did use a sweet yellow onion instead of red. Hubby liked the black olives, I hated them. I am going to go back to Amish Macaroni Salad . Thank you.  -  05 Feb 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This was a hit at our last church potluck dinner. All I brought home was the empty container. The only changes I made were to use green olives instead of black and to add some chopped celery. Even my husband who usually doesn't like macaroni salad requested that I make it at home so he could have a bigger serving.  -  30 Jun 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)