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Barbecue Macaroni Salad

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 20 min.


5 servings

My family loves a touch of barbecue sauce and ranch dressing in our mac salad. Not too much—just a hint of both makes this everyday salad something special. —Andrea Bolden, Unionville, Tennessee
Barbecue Macaroni Salad Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2 cups uncooked elbow macaroni
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 to 3 tablespoons barbecue sauce
  • 1 tablespoon ranch salad dressing mix
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 hard-boiled large eggs, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons sweet pickle relish


  1. Cook macaroni according to package directions; drain and rinse with cold water. Cool completely.
  2. For dressing, in a small bowl, combine mayonnaise, barbecue sauce, ranch dressing mix, sugar, mustard, salt and pepper. In a large bowl, combine eggs, relish and macaroni. Add dressing; gently toss to coat. Refrigerate until serving. Drizzle with additional barbecue sauce if desired.

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup: 449 calories, 35g fat (6g saturated fat), 78mg cholesterol, 452mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 1g fiber), 7g protein.

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