What’s For Dinner Wednesday: Macaroni & Shrimp Salad

3 Jul

This macaroni and shrimp salad is something we look forward to all year long!


If you’re like me, you’re always looking for the perfect side dish to go with the cook-on-the-grill type of meals that happen all summer long. Today’s recipe is one of those perfect side dishes.

As always, it’s super-easy and super-delicious. And as is typical, it’s originally from my mom. She’s been making it ever since I can remember and we’ve been making it on our own for years as well.

You can tell that this photo is of my dish because I actually do put my tomato/cucumber/olive salad in a separate bowl so that nothing runs together, and also because I eat absolutely nothing on my hot dogs. I barely eat the bread. But, I eat every speck of that macaroni salad!

Try this recipe out for your next cookout, I know you’ll love it as much as we do!



2 cups elbow macaroni (in general we use a one pound box of pasta and adjust the rest of the ingredients accordingly as well.)

2 stalks celery, thin sliced

1 can tiny shrimp, rinsed

3/4 cup Miracle Whip

celery salt to taste

cayenne pepper to taste

This is a great side dish to bring to those summer dinner parties and cookouts!


Cook pasta according to directions.

Add in shrimp, Miracle Whip and spices.

Cover and cool in refrigerator completely before serving.


3 Responses to “What’s For Dinner Wednesday: Macaroni & Shrimp Salad”

  1. Sue Meyerson July 11, 2012 at 9:24 am #

    looks good except for the DISGUSTING Miracle Whip!!! Long Live Hellmann’s!!!!

    • thewholebagofchips July 11, 2012 at 11:14 am #

      we use whatever we have on hand, which is usually a generic mayo, but because the recipe specified Miracle Whip, that’s how I put it in, I’m pretty sure that’s what my parents always use in the recipe. It’s really yummy!

  2. Aubrey West @ Healthy Easy Recipes July 17, 2012 at 1:34 am #

    It is indeed a must try healthy recipe. I wanna try this at home.

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