Ham And Macaroni Salad

  • Prep Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 40 mins
  • Servings: 10
  • Ingredients

  • 1/2 lbboiled ham or 1/2 lbbaked ham
  • 1/2 cupcheddar cheese, diced
  • 2cupscooked elbow macaroni
  • 1cupchopped celery
  • 1smallonion, chopped
  • 1/2 cupdill pickles, chopped
  • 1/2 cupmayonnaise
  • 2teaspoonsprepared mustard
  • Directions

  • Dice ham into 1/2-inch cubes.
  • Combine ham and cheese with macaroni, celery, onion and pickle.
  • Mix mayonnaise and mustard; then stir into macaroni mixture, mixing well.
  • Chill well until ready to serve, several hours for maximum flavor!
  • Serve in a lettuce lined bowl, and garnish with fresh parsley, if desired.
  • Tip: Elbow macaroni doubles in volume when cooked, so start with 1 cup dry macaroni to yield 2 cups needed for this recipe.
  • Reviews

  • “My entire family found this salad ultimately pleasureable. I added shrimp and boiled eggs. We cannot agree on using Mayonaise or Miracle Whip in this kind of salad, so I always use half and half then we are both contented. I tripled the recipe and enjoyed it over the holiday weekend so I didn’t have to slave in the kitchen. It was so nice,,,Thank you sincerely for taking time to share this simple recipe. Goes with anything.”

  • “This ham salad was a sure-fire family pleaser. A combination of very simple ingredients that all went well together for a good chunky pasta salad. I used up some left-oversmoked ham I had in the freezer. I didn’t get 10 servings out of it though, more like 4-5. Maybe we are just hogs.;) Thank you for the recipe.”

  • “Yummy!Thanks for posting this wonderful recipe.The only change I made was using 1/2 Miracle Whip & 1/2 Mayo.Very good!!”

  • “Very good.I had leftover ham and a lot of macaroni to use.I searched on here and decided on this recipe; glad I did!I just made this for the heck of it, something to keep in fridge for my family to snack on.Thanks for a great recipe.”

  • “OMG!!! This was WONDERFUL!!! Used up some leftover baked ham from Sunday dinner, and made this for dinner tonight with burgers on the grill. Only thing I changed was to add a little ground black pepper (habit), and a little extra mayo because my family likes their macaroni salad “sloppy”. I think this would also be great with green peas added to it (next time!!). Thank you for sharing a great recipe!~Manda”

  • “Yummm!My hubby does not care for macaroni salads nor does he like dill pickles, but I had lots of delicious left-over ham to work with and decided to try this recipe.We both absolutely loved it!I would not change a thing, except maybe to decrease the amount of celery just a little bit… I would like to try others’ suggestions of maybe adding some peas or some chopped hard-boiled eggs, just for some variety, as this will become a regular!Thanks so much for this wonderful recipe!!Dianne”

  • “Thanks for this great macaroni salad.My wife and son just loved it.This is a great make ahead recipe that would enhance any meal.I wouldn’t change a thing. Robyn”

  • “An absolutely delicious salad! just the right amount of dressing to bind all the ingredients… thank you for sharing this recipe with us :)”

  • “My Aunt made the best mac salad ever! I never got the recipe from her. I have been looking for a recipe that looked like the way she made it. Here it is I finally found it! The only thing different is she used black olives instead of the pickles. I made this yesterday and DH is gobbling it up! Also I made a double batch, I used the wholle bag of macooni and doubled up on the other ingredients. Thanks for sharing this recipe!”

  • “Delicious!”

  • “Delish.We took out a ham to cook to have food in case we were without power for Gustov.And now I have 9 lbs of ham to eat, so I threw this together tonight and it was a wonderful way to eat ham leftovers.I love pasta salads but had never done one with ham and this one I’ll be making again and sending up to my mom. thank you for a wonderful new favorite.”

  • “Made this for my parents and we all loved it.Followed recipe exactly, easy and satisfying as a meal.”

  • “We are so addicted to this recipe.My grandaughter is very fussy and it is one of her favorites now.We make it often with no alterations.I especially liked the fact that I usually have these ingredients on hand.”

  • ” This was a great hit with the whole family.I cut up a ham steak, used penne pasta (because it was what I had on hand), and substituted a Dijon style mustard.If I were fixing it for just my husband and myself, I would cut the pasta in half for a higher protein/ carb ratio.Next time I might add sliced black olives and chopped bell pepper.Very yummy and perfect for a hot summer evening.”

  • “Hi Secret, thanks for posting such a good receipe. I followed your directions to the T (I used maple ham)and results was as predicated by everyone else. Ate off of it for days lol , was great. Next time I’ll experment some , as suggested above with shrimp . Thanks again for a very nice receipe.”

  • “Thanks for the great and easy salad recipe. I used 1/2 mayo and 1/2 miracle whip and four green onions. I really liked the dill pickle in this salad. I will be making this again. Rita”

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