Celebrity Recipe – The Wahlberg’s Macaroni Salad


If you watch AETV's Wahlburgers, you're very familiar with Chef Paul Wahlberg and their entire family that all of America has fallen for including Hollywood's favorite Mark Wahlberg and New Kid On The Block star, Donnie Wahlberg along with his new bride, Jenny McCarthy.  Maybe you've even visited the Paul's new restaurant, Alma Nove, where this macaroni salad is on the menu at his brother Mark's request.

We're excited to bring his famous Wahlberg macaroni salad recipe to you, courtesy of Food & Wine Magazine.  We hope that it brings you the years of enjoyment that it has brought the Wahlberg family.  


  • 1lb elbow macaroni
  • 1teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1teaspoon celery salt
  • 1cup mayonnaise
  • 1⁄2cup finely diced green bell pepper (I like to use red bell pepper too)
  • 1⁄2cup finely diced celery
  • 3tablespoons diced red onions (optional)
  • 3tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • salt & freshly ground black pepper
  • 1dash ground cayenne pepper (optional)


  1. In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook the macaroni until al dente, about 8-9 minutes or to taste. Drain, then rinse the macaroni until cool. Drain very well.
  2. In a large bowl, add the garlic powder, celery salt and mayonnaise to the macaroni and toss to coat. Add cayenne if using. Stir in well.
  3. Stir in the green pepper, celery, onion and parsley and season to taste with salt and pepper.
  4. Chill before serving.


One Response to “Celebrity Recipe – The Wahlberg’s Macaroni Salad

  • I went there the first time in Orlando this weekend and the Macaroni Salad was the Best that I have ever had. I’m headed to the store today to get the stuff to have my wife to make.

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