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Macaroni Salad for 100

 Macaroni Salad for 100
Whenever I make this traditional pasta salad, hungry guests leave few leftovers. I've been relying on this classic recipe for years.—Marna Dunn, Bullhead City, Arizona
100 ServingsPrep: 20 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 5 to 6 pounds fully cooked ham, cubed
  • 5 to 6 pounds macaroni, cooked and drained
  • 3 pounds shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 bags (20 ounces each) frozen peas, thawed
  • 2 bunches celery, chopped (about 12 cups)
  • 2 large onions, chopped (2 to 2-1/2 cups)
  • 2 cans (5-3/4 ounces each) pitted ripe olives, drained and sliced
  • DRESSING:
  • 8 cups mayonnaise
  • 1 bottle (8 ounces) Western or French salad dressing
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 cup half-and-half cream
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons onion salt
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons garlic salt
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper

Directions

  • In several large bowls, combine the first seven ingredients. In a
  • large bowl, combine all the dressing ingredients; pour over ham
  • mixture and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate until serving.
  • Yield: 100 servings.

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Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 cup) equals 274 calories, 22 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 35 mg cholesterol, 607 mg sodium, 10 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 9 g protein.
Wine: Light-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.