A Picnic-Perfect Mash-Up: Deviled-Egg Pasta Salad

By Adam Hickman, EatingWell
Adam Hickman, EatingWell
Adam Hickman, EatingWell
August 18, 2021 Updated: August 18, 2021

This pasta salad looks like the classic picnic side, but in one bite you’ll know it’s special. It holds all the incredible flavors of deviled eggs and is creamy, too, thanks to mashed avocado and hard-boiled eggs.

For the best texture, don’t make this more than a few hours before you plan to eat it.

Deviled-Egg Macaroni Salad

Active Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Serves 8 (Makes 4 cups)

  • 5 large eggs
  • 8 ounces whole-wheat macaroni (about 2 cups)
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1/3 cup canola mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons low-fat plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1/2 cup chopped pimientos
  • 1/4 cup chopped dill
  • 1 cup sliced scallions

Heat a large pot of water to a boil over high heat. Fill a large bowl with ice water.

Gently lower eggs into the boiling water; cook for 4 minutes. Add pasta to the pot; continue cooking for 7 minutes. Transfer the eggs and pasta to the ice water; let stand for 10 minutes. Drain well. Peel the eggs and grate with a microplane or finely mash with a potato masher.

Mash avocado in a large bowl. Stir in mayonnaise, yogurt, lemon juice, mustard, salt, and pepper. Stir in celery, pimientos, dill, scallions, and the reserved egg. Add the pasta and stir to coat.

Recipe nutrition per serving: 223 Calories, Total Fat: 11 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 120 mg, Carbohydrates: 23 g, Fiber: 2 g, Total Sugars: 2 g, Protein: 9 g, Sodium: 306 mg, Potassium: 165 mg, Iron: 1 mg, Folate: 31 mcg, Calcium: 49 mg, Vitamin A: 739 IU, Vitamin C: 16 mg.

EatingWell is a magazine and website devoted to healthy eating as a way of life. Online at EatingWell.com. Copyright 2021 Eating Well, Inc. Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC.

Adam Hickman, EatingWell
Adam Hickman, EatingWell