Ham and Macaroni Salad

Chock full of ham and Monterey Jack cheese, this cool and creamy salad is perfect for a potluck picnic.

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  • Makes: 4 servings
  • Yields: 4 (main-dish) servings
  • Prep: 30 mins
  • Chill: 4 hrs to 24 hrs
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Ham and Macaroni Salad
Ingredients
1
cup packaged dried wagon wheel or elbow macaroni
1 1/2
cups cubed fully cooked ham (8 ounces)
4
ounces Monterey Jack or cheddar cheese, cut into cubes (1 cup)
1
cup frozen peas
1
stalk celery, thinly sliced (1/2 cup)
1/4
cup finely chopped onion
2
tablespoons diced pimiento
1/2
cup mayonnaise or salad dressing
1/4
cup sweet pickle relish or chopped sweet pickle
1
tablespoons milk (optional)
 
pepper
8
cherry tomatoes, halved
 
Fresh parsley sprig (optional)
Directions
  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain pasta; rinse with cold water. Drain again.
  2. In a large mixing bowl combine pasta, ham, cheese, peas, celery, onion, and pimiento. Toss gently to mix.
  3. For dressing, in a small mixing bowl stir together mayonnaise or salad dressing, pickle relish or chopped pickle, milk, and pepper. Pour dressing over pasta mixture. Toss to coat. Cover and chill for 4 to 24 hours.
  4. Just before serving, stir in milk, if necessary. Spoon pasta mixture into a serving bowl.
  5. Arrange cherry tomato halves around the edge of bowl. If desired, garnish with parsley. Makes 4 main-dish servings.
Nutrition Facts (Ham and Macaroni Salad)
    Per serving:
  • 534 kcal cal.,
  • 34 g fat
  • (10 g sat. fat,
  • 71 mg chol.,
  • 1175 mg sodium,
  • 32 g carb.,
  • 25 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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