Macaroni and Egg Salad for a Crowd

    25 minutes

    When you have to feed a lot of people try this macaroni salad recipe which is really simple to prepare. It's even better the next day when the flavours have mingled.

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    Serves: 8 

    • 500g macaroni
    • 8 hard boiled eggs, diced
    • 190g black olives, diced
    • 1 medium red onion, finely diced
    • 1 (260g) jar gherkin relish, partially drained
    • 1 tablespoon prepared yellow mustard, or to taste
    • 1/2 cup mayonnaise, or as needed
    • salt and black pepper, to taste
    • 4 hard boiled eggs, sliced
    • pinch paprika, to taste

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:25min 

    1. Bring a large saucepan of lightly salted water to the boil. Cook macaroni for 8 to 10 minutes until al dente and drain.
    2. In a large bowl, toss the cooked macaroni, chopped eggs, olives, onion and relish with some of the 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 USA and 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 USA and 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 USA and Canada)