Best Macaroni Salad

Best Macaroni Salad


"Very easy and delicious! I am constantly asked to bring this salad to parties and picnics. The cheese and ham are key additions to an old favorite."


4 h 30 m servings 437 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 437 kcal
  • 22%
  • Fat:
  • 23 g
  • 35%
  • Carbs:
  • 43.8g
  • 14%
  • Protein:
  • 13.4 g
  • 27%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 28 mg
  • 9%
  • Sodium:
  • 359 mg
  • 14%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a large pot of salted boiling water, cook pasta until al dente, rinse under cold water and drain.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the pasta, mayonnaise and mix well. Stir in cucumber, onion, ham and cheese. Mix well. Drizzle oil and vinegar over top and toss. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours.
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  1. 71 Ratings


This macaroni salad was delicious! I've sampled quite a few recipes from this website, but this was the first one I truly loved. My whole family loved it, including my mother who HATES mayonna...

This was alright. I whisked together all dressing ingredients. I used real onion instad of minced.only cheddar cheese.

This recipe was an instant hit at our cookout. Everyone was surprised tasting the ham & the cheese. It was delicious!

This is the best ever. I personally don't like macaroni salad and never have but my boys like it. This recipe sounded pretty good. I tried it and tasted it to make sure there was enough salt ...

Although this does lack a lot of taste, I love it for what it is: a light and fresh summer salad. I love how the mayo doesn't overtake it, like many macaroni salads do, and I'll just experime...

This disappeared quickly at the party I brought it to, and my family liked it so much I made another batch at home. I did tweak it a bit - I eliminated the olive oil, substituted 1 tsp. fresh c...

DELICIOUS!! My son requested this for his birthday meal. He's 21 and very fussy. Great recipe and easy to make.

This semmed to be missing flavor. Was very bland. I did not like the cucumber in it. I will not make this again.

I used the base of this recipe and made it into more of an Italian macaroni salad. My husband loved it. I used about 1/3 of mayo, 1/3 cup pepperoni cut into 4ths, shredded mozzarella and cheddar...