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Ham and Macaroni Salad

Makes: 4 servings Yield: 4 (main-dish) servings
Prep 30 mins Chill 4 hrs to 24 hrs
Ham and Macaroni Salad
  • 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 - 2  tablespoons  milk (optional)
  •  pepper
  • 8  cherry tomatoes, halved
  •  Fresh parsley sprig (optional)

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)
  • Servings Per Recipe 4,
  • cal. (kcal) 534,
  • Fat, total (g) 34,
  • chol. (mg) 71,
  • sat. fat (g) 10,
  • carb. (g) 32,
  • pro. (g) 25,
  • sodium (mg) 1175,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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