Creamy Macaroni Salad

Prep Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
25 mins

A tablespoon of mayo helps lend that tell-tale tangy flavor that everyone loves to this lower-in-fat recipe that instead relies on low-fat yogurt to bring creaminess.


  • Coarse salt and ground pepper

  • ½ pound elbow macaroni

  • 2 hard-cooked large eggs, whites roughly chopped, yolks left whole

  • 1 cup low-fat plain yogurt

  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise

  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

  • 4 radishes, quartered and thinly sliced

  • 2 celery stalks, thinly sliced crosswise

  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped dill pickle

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives


  1. In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta according to package instructions. Drain and return to pot. In a small bowl, finely mash 1 egg yolk with a fork (reserve remaining yolk for another use). Add yogurt, mayonnaise, and lemon juice; stir until smooth. Add to pasta, then stir in egg whites, radishes, celery, and pickle. Season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle with chives just before serving.

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