VERIFIED BY Taste of Home Test Kitchen
- 1 turkey (20 to 22 pounds)
- 4 packages (7 ounces each) uncooked ring macaroni, cooked and drained
- 3 bunches celery, thinly sliced
- 3 cans (8 ounces each) sliced water chestnuts, drained
- 2 packages (16 ounces each) frozen tiny sweet peas, thawed
- 1 large onion, finely chopped
- 2 quarts mayonnaise
- 2 tablespoons seasoned salt
- 4 cups slivered almonds, toasted
- Roast the turkey. When cool enough to handle, remove turkey from bones; discard bones. Cut meat into bite-size pieces.
- In several large bowls, combine the turkey, macaroni, celery, water chestnuts, peas and onion. Whisk mayonnaise and seasoned salt; stir into the salad. Chill for several hours. Add almonds just before serving. Yield: 60 servings.
Originally published as Turkey Salad for 60 in Taste of Home October/November 1998, p54