Hawaiian Macaroni Salad

Prepare time: 10 min
Cook: 15 min
Ready in: 2 hr 25 min

“Simple and tasty macaroni salad just like you’d get at a Hawaiian restaurant. No fruit in this salad, just macaroni, carrot, and dressing. Very yummy and easy to make.”


  • 6 cups elbow macaroni
  • 2 cups mayonnaise, or more to taste
  • 1/2 cup milk

  • 1/2 cup shredded carrot
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste


Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook elbow macaroni in the boiling water, stirring occasionally, until tender yet firm to the bite, about 8 minutes. Drain and rinse with cold water.

Combine the macaroni, mayonnaise, milk, and carrot in a large bowl; mix until macaroni is well coated. Add more mayonnaise for a wetter consistency. Season with salt and pepper.

Chill in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours, or up to overnight.


Cook’s Note:

  • Do not use low-fat or fat-free mayonnaise and milk. It makes the dressing too runny.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 465 calories; 30.1  41.3  7.6  15  232