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Family-Favorite Hearty Macaroni Salad

 Family-Favorite Hearty Macaroni Salad
My grandmother, Marguerite Lemire, makes this old-fashioned side dish for every family function. This hearty chilled salad has classic ingredients plus a bit of vinegar to give it zing.
16 ServingsPrep: 10 min. + chilling Cook: 10 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 package (16 ounces) elbow macaroni
  • 2 cups (16 ounces) cubed fully cooked ham
  • 1 block (8 ounces) cheddar cheese, dice
  • 2 cups Miracle Whip
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen peas, thawed
  • 4 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

Directions

  • Cook macaroni according to package directions; rinse in cold water
  • and drain. Refrigerate until chilled. In a large bowl, combine the
  • remaining ingredients; stir in macaroni. Cover and refrigerate for
  • several hours or overnight. Yield: 16 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (3/4 cup) equals 420 calories, 30 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 40 mg cholesterol, 622 mg sodium, 24 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 13 g protein.