Shrimp Louie Macaroni Salad

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Recipe: #38157

February 04, 2022


Original is 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (632.3 g)
  • Calories 876.3
  • Total Fat - 41.6 g
  • Saturated Fat - 11.9 g
  • Cholesterol - 1306.1 mg
  • Sodium - 1733.9 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 64.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 6.3 g
  • Sugars - 8.6 g
  • Protein - 61.9 g
  • Calcium - 263.5 mg
  • Iron - 8.8 mg
  • Vitamin C - 13.7 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.5 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Cook and drain pasta al dente

Step 2

Mix dressing

Step 3

Toss with pasta

Step 4

Add everything but eggs

Step 5


Step 6

Season to taste

Step 7

Fold in eggs gently


No special items needed.

Editorial Notes

The ingredient tips, suggestions, variations, facts, questions and answers below are not edits to the original author's recipe. They are not meant to imply any change would improve the recipe. They're offered for convenience, alternative ideas, and points of interest. If you have any comments about them, please post in the Help & Ideas forum.

  • Choose shrimp that has been previously cooked and peeled for convenience.
  • If using fresh parsley, make sure to rinse and dry it before mincing.

  • Substitute shrimp for cooked chicken - This substitution will provide a more budget-friendly option that is still high in protein.
  • Substitute celery for red bell peppers - This substitution will add a subtle sweetness to the salad while providing a nice crunch.

Tuna Louie Macaroni Salad Replace the shrimp with 8 ounces canned tuna, drained. Use the same dressing and remaining ingredients as listed in the original recipe.

Garlic Bread: Garlic bread is the perfect side dish to pair with this Shrimp Louie Macaroni Salad. It adds a delicious crunch to the meal, and the garlic flavor enhances the taste of the shrimp and other ingredients.

Coleslaw: Coleslaw is a great dish to serve alongside this Shrimp Louie Macaroni Salad. It adds a refreshing and crunchy element to the meal, and the tangy dressing pairs perfectly with the shrimp and other ingredients. Plus, it's a great way to add more vegetables to the meal.


Q: How long should I cook the macaroni?

A: Cook the macaroni until it is al dente, which is usually about 8-10 minutes. Drain the macaroni and rinse with cold water to stop the cooking process.

Q: How do I make macaroni and cheese?

A: To make macaroni and cheese, cook the macaroni until al dente, drain and rinse with cold water. In a saucepan, melt butter and add flour to make a roux. Slowly whisk in milk and seasonings until the sauce is thick and creamy. Add the cooked macaroni and cheese, stirring until the cheese is melted. Serve hot. Enjoy!

3 Reviews


This was pretty simple and good. My family and I enjoyed it. My bowl was pretty full so served the egg wedges on the side so that they could grab what they wanted. Thanks for sharing, Dee.


review by:
(8 Feb 2023)


We love this! I made it for company tomorrow, so I haven't taken a picture yet. Subbed zucchini for the cuke, and added some frozen peas. I had very small, salad shrimp, so the size was just right. Cut tomatoes in fourths. Will go in my Best of file!


review by:
(2 Mar 2022)


This is a very flavorful delicious salad. I left off celery and cucumber in favor of frozen peas and green onions. The Dressing is really good and makes the salad.


review by:
(20 Feb 2022)

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Fun facts:

The original Shrimp Louie Salad was invented in San Francisco in the early 1900s and was named after Louis Davenport, the owner of Davenport's Cafe.

The salad was a favorite of Hollywood stars such as Clark Gable, Cary Grant, and Rita Hayworth, who were often photographed eating it in the 1940s.