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