Main Dish Macaroni Salad

Main Dish Macaroni Salad


"A nice dish to bring to a barbecue. Can be made the night before, but keep the tomatoes out until a couple hours before serving."


servings 342 cals
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Original recipe yields 7 servings



  • Calories:
  • 342 kcal
  • 17%
  • Fat:
  • 28.7 g
  • 44%
  • Carbs:
  • 14.2g
  • 5%
  • Protein:
  • 7.8 g
  • 16%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 29 mg
  • 10%
  • Sodium:
  • 556 mg
  • 22%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Cook pasta in a large pot of boiling water until al dente. Drain, rinse, and drain once more. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine mayonnaise, grated cheese, parsley, milk, and garlic. Mix well. Stir in pasta, ham, and tomatoes. Chill several hours.
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  1. 24 Ratings


VERY GOOD. i omitted the tomato, added 1/4 cup each of finely chopped red and yellow peppers. added diced pepperoni, quartered black olives and at the very end i added 1/2 cup of shredded colby ...

Great pasta salad! I made it according to the recipe the first time--the second time I added sliced mushrooms and a little more garlic, yum. Thanks Jill.

I left out the tomatoes and parsley. Still tasty. Next time I will add the dill weed as someone else suggested.

This is very good. I cut the recipe in half for my family of 3. I used elbow macaroni and added some red pepper, which gave it a nice crunch. Also added a little pepper and used dry parsley r...

Really good recipe, will use it again, and simple too. Really liked the parsley and the tomatoes were a good touch. Only bad thing was too much mayo, used half the mayo the second time and cam...

My fiance makes this for me every time he wants to cheer me up... and it works! Amazing recipe! We omit the parsley and use diced cheese instead of grated. Sometimes we make it with elbow macaro...

This was a nice refreshing summer salad. It's very basic and simple and would work with different meats, cheeses and veggies. Thanks for the recipe, will make again!

This recipe is great. I started making this because I needed to have a simple pasta salad to make during the summer for lunch for my boyfriend Bryan, something that would hold up well for the wh...

We just had a party for 50 people and everyone loved this recipe.