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Macaroni Salad

posted by Julie Evink on April 18, 2012

Mom’s Macaroni Salad ~ Creamy Pasta Salad Loaded with Ham, Peas and Cheese! 

Mom's Macaroni Salad ~ Creamy Pasta Salad Loaded with Ham, Peas and Cheese!

The hubby has requested this salad since were were married I think. I had some leftover ham in the fridge so I decided to attempt this recipe. It really wasn’t an “attempt” as it’s a pretty simple recipe, but this was round two on it!

The first time I made this I didn’t have his mother’s recipe and he just didn’t think it tasted right so after that I learned, always get the original! I bugged his sister and she delivered so I had the actual recipe this time.

Mom's Macaroni Salad ~ Creamy Pasta Salad Loaded with Ham, Peas and Cheese!

I’m proud to say his whole face lit up when he saw that I had made this salad. This salad must be his favorite because he even remembers his mom made it for graduation! He then quickly dished himself an entire bowl and snuck off to the basement to watch his “shows” and enjoy the salad.

This would be perfect for all your summer grilling and time at the lake!

Macaroni Salad

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 12 minutes

Total Time: 22 minutes

Macaroni Salad

Ingredients

  • 16 oz shell macaroni
  • 1/2 tsp celery salt
  • 1 tsp onion salt
  • 1 pt Mayonnaise
  • 3/4 tsp mustard
  • 1/4 tsp seasoning salt
  • 8 oz cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1 (16 oz) pkg frozen peas, rinsed with warm water
  • 1 c. diced ham

Instructions

  1. Boil shell macaroni according to directions. Drain, rinse with cold water and set aside.
  2. Mix together celery salt, onion salt, Mayonnaise, mustard, seasoning salt in large bowl. Add noodles, cheddar cheese, peas and ham. Mix well. Chill until serving.
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    Comments

  • Lisa @ Flour Me With Love


    I look forward to trying this :)

  • Jen @ Juanita's Cocina


    Oy. Childhood memories just flooded back for me!

    Pinning and can’t wait to try!

  • Anonymous


    Sounds like a great recipe to try! Please forgive me for sounding dumb, but I have a few questions…1-when you say “salad dressing”, do you mean mayonnaise? 2-by “mustard”, do you mean just the regular yellow mustard? 3-what is your favorite brand of season salt? Thank you!

  • Julie Evink


    Salad Dressing – I used Miracle Whip, but it’s a personal preference and you can also use mayonnaise!
    Mustard – Is yellow mustard. Not the dry mustard.
    Seasoning Salt – My favorite is Lowry’s, but each to their own!

    Hope this helps!

  • Krista


    I love peas in pasta salad! Thanks for sharing at Church Supper. Have a blessed week & please come back soon ~EMM

  • Nancy


    Looks like the one they serve at Ruby Tuesdays, cannot wait to try it.

    • Julie Evink


      Thanks Nancy!

      • Nancy


        Tried it tonight. Oh my goodness good.

  • Melanie


    Every Saturday morning I wake up, have my coffee and start my menu planning for the week. My husband chimes in once in a while and points things out. This last week he saw this as I was scrolling away looking for new things to try and of course he is a man and likes the basic simple things in life. So I gave it a whirl and oh my stars….this was fantastic. Even better a few days later. I only made half the recipe as there are only two of us. This will be my go-to mac salad for summer BBQ’s. Thank you!!

    • Julie Evink


      Oh I’m so glad to hear this Melanie! This is my husband’s mom’s recipe and it’s always a favorite at any event!

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