Best Macaroni Salad

Best Macaroni Salad

52 Reviews 3 Pics
  • Prep

    15 m
  • Cook

    15 m
  • Ready In

    4 h 30 m
JEANDERSON72
Recipe by  JEANDERSON72

“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.”

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Ingredients

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Original recipe yields 8 servings

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Directions

  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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Reviews (52)

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AK838
40

AK838

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 mayonnaise. It was very light and flavorful, and didn't have the nasty aftertaste macaroni salad usually does. I did make a few changes though. I found that using only 1 tbsp of (extra virgin) olive oil and vinegar was sufficient. I also added a tsp of black pepper and half of 1/8 of a tsp of cayenne pepper to give it a little kick, and whisked all the dressing ingredients together before adding it to the macaroni mixture. I omitted the dried minced onion and cucumbers, and added some scallions along with celery and shredded carrots. 16 oz. of pasta turned out to be too much, so I only used 8. I will DEFINITELY continue to make this. Even if you're not a fan of the traditional macaroni salads, which are usually heavy, you will LOVE this!

MOLSON7
31

MOLSON7

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

FRANCESBROWN
25

FRANCESBROWN

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

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (8 total)

  • Calories
  • 437 cal
  • 22%
  • Fat
  • 23 g
  • 35%
  • Carbs
  • 43.8 g
  • 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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