Easy Macaroni Salad Recipe
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Easy Macaroni Salad Recipe

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"This hearty noodle salad is sure to please appetites of all ages...and it serves lots!" LaVerna Mjones notes from Moorhead, Minnesota.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES:34 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES: 34 servings


  • 2 pounds uncooked elbow macaroni
  • 12 hard-cooked large eggs, chopped
  • 2-1/2 pounds fully cooked ham, cubed
  • 1 package (16 ounces) frozen peas, thawed
  • 3 cups sliced celery
  • 1 large green pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 jar (4 ounces) diced pimientos, drained
  • 4 cups mayonnaise

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 380 calories, 26 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 102 mg cholesterol, 615 mg sodium, 23 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 13 g protein.


  1. Cook macaroni according to package directions. Rinse in cold water; drain and cool completely.
  2. Place in a large bowl; stir in remaining ingredients. Cover and refrigerate for at least 3 hours. Yield: 34 (1-cup) servings.
Originally published as Macaroni Salad in Country Woman July/August 1997, p43

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Reviewed Apr. 25, 2014

"Delicious! Made 1/4 recipe for a smaller potluck, and now this will be my "go-to" macaroni salad recipe from now on."

Reviewed Jul. 24, 2013

"I left out the pimentos and it was a hit!"

Reviewed Jun. 2, 2012

"This was easy and good, I made it as directed first then after trying it I took some of it and added McCormick salt and spice seasoning to it it was just a little kick that enhanced the flavors."

Reviewed Jul. 15, 2011

"This is "The Recipe" for macaroni salad! It is delicious!! And it makes so much!"

Reviewed Aug. 8, 2010

"I just made this for the second time and it is easy and delicious. Perfect for a potluck."

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