Macaroni Ham Salad Recipe

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"I like to make this hearty main-dish salad in summer when it's too hot to turn on the oven," shares Lori Thompson of New London, Texas. "My husband and children really like the unexpected flavor of the dill pickle."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES: 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 cups cooked elbow macaroni
  • 1 block (7 ounces) sharp cheddar cheese, diced
  • 1 cup diced fully cooked ham
  • 1 cup chopped dill pickles
  • 3 hard-cooked eggs, chopped
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

Nutritional Facts

One 3/4-cup serving (prepared with lean ham, reduced-fat cheddar cheese and fat-free mayonnaise) equals 130 calories, 3 g fat (0 saturated fat), 27 mg cholesterol, 576 mg sodium, 16 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, 9 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 lean meat.

Directions

  1. In a bowl, combine the first six ingredients. Combine mayonnaise and mustard; add to macaroni mixture and toss. Cover and chill until serving. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Macaroni Ham Salad in Quick Cooking March/April 1999, p52

Nutritional Facts

One 3/4-cup serving (prepared with lean ham, reduced-fat cheddar cheese and fat-free mayonnaise) equals 130 calories, 3 g fat (0 saturated fat), 27 mg cholesterol, 576 mg sodium, 16 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, 9 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 lean meat.

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Reviewed Apr. 4, 2011

Delicioso !! I love macaroni salad but the addition of the pickle@mustard really made it the best.

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