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4.67 from 3 votes

Macaroni Salad Recipe

A Classic Macaroni Salad that is a hit at all my parties and BBQs with both kids and adults. It's quick, easy and delicious which makes it the perfect side dish. Make it for summer parties, 4th of July or a potluck!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time22 mins
Course: Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Macaroni Salad, Pasta, Pasta Salad
Servings: 12
Calories: 536kcal
Author: Julie Evink


  • 16 oz shell macaroni
  • 1/2 tsp celery salt
  • 1 tsp onion salt
  • 2 c mayonnaise
  • 3/4 tsp prepared 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


  • Boil shell macaroni according to directions. Drain, rinse with cold water and set aside.
  • 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.



Calories: 536kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 37g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 46mg | Sodium: 971mg | Potassium: 202mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 505IU | Vitamin C: 15.1mg | Calcium: 157mg | Iron: 1.4mg