A Memorial Day party just isn’t a party without a delicious pasta salad like this Macaroni Egg Salad!

Macaroni Egg Salad -- From Gate to Plate #KickOffToSummerWeek2014

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Macaroni Egg Salad -- From Gate to Plate #KickOffToSummerWeek2014

Macaroni Egg Salad is one of my all time favorite salads! My mother has been making it for years! We always have an over-abundance of eggs in the fridge so this salad is perfect for us. It’s also perfect for those left over Easter eggs you’re wondering what to do with. 

This salad is packed with flavor from eggs, bacon, green onions, horseradish, mustard, mayo and celery. I mean seriously, how much better could it get?! 

The only “labor intensive” part about this salad is cooking the bacon and pasta. Everything else is a breeze!

Macaroni Egg Salad -- From Gate to Plate #KickOffToSummerWeek2014

Usually when we make this at home, we leave out the eggs while we’re mixing it up and then just top our individual bowls with the eggs. You can keep it in the fridge longer if you do it that way, but if you’re taking it to a party or picnic very soon… go ahead and toss those babies in! 

Just trust me… take this to your next party or picnic and you’re family and friends will rave over it! It does have mayo in it so make sure it doesn’t stay at room temperature over four hours! 

Macaroni Egg Salad -- From Gate to Plate #KickOffToSummerWeek2014

Macaroni Egg Salad
Serves 8
A quick and easy, flavorful pasta salad perfect for any occasion!
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
25 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
25 min
Ingredients
  1. 8 ounces shell macaroni (dry)
  2. 6 green onions
  3. 3 hard boiled eggs, diced
  4. 1/2 cup celery, diced
  5. 1/2 pound bacon, cooked, cut into pieces
  6. 1/2 cup dill pickle, diced
  7. 1 1/2 cups mayonnaise
  8. 1 tablespoon prepared horseradish
  9. 2 teaspoons mustard
  10. 1 tablespoon dill pickle juice
  11. To Taste salt
  12. To Taste pepper
  13. Optional-additional bacon and eggs
Instructions
  1. Cook pasta according to directions.
  2. In a medium bowl combine green onions, celery, pickle, mayo, horseradish, mustard, and pickle juice.
  3. Stir in cooked pasta.
  4. Add bacon and eggs.
  5. Season with salt and pepper.
  6. Refrigerate.
  7. Serve.
Notes
  1. **I like to make this salad a day in advance to allow the pasta to soak up the flavors. If too dry after setting a day add additional mayonnaise and adjust seasonings. Also, if allowing to set a day, wait until serving to add the eggs**
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We’ve just passed mid-week and we’re still rolling out more Memorial Day ideas for you! Look at all these awesome ideas the rest of the Kick Off to Summer Week bloggers have put together!

Macaroni Egg Salad by From Gate to Plate
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Grilled Caesar Salad by Keep it Simple, Sweetie
Firecracker Cupcakes by It’s Yummi
Pasta Salad by Forty Eighteen
Red, White and Blueberry Cups by Bits of Ivory
Cowboy Coffee Cake by Lady Behind the Curtain
All American Burger by The Freshman Cook
No-Bake Cookie Butter Cookies by Clarks Condensed
Crispy Potatoes and Fennel by Love in the Kitchen
Asian Grilled Chicken Skewers by It’s a Keeper
Potato Salad by Life on Food
Outdoor Water Games by Play. Party. Pin.

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