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Easy Macaroni Salad Recipe

Easy Macaroni Salad Recipe

This hearty pasta salad is sure to please appetites of all ages—and it serves a lot of folks! —LaVerna Mjones, Moorhead, Minnesota
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling YIELD:34 servings


  • 2 pounds uncooked elbow macaroni
  • 12 hard-boiled 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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

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TerryP214 User ID: 1812879 253374
Reviewed Aug. 30, 2016

"I made this with Kraft macaroni and cheese and added some yellow mustard. Even the kids loved it !"

jeffodavis User ID: 3286048 252237
Reviewed Aug. 4, 2016

"It was very good! I cut the recipe in half and it would still feed a small army. I added horseradish sauce, deli mustard, ground pepper, and relish for some extra kick. Already know what I will change the next time, for it is a keeper."

lazyjcafe User ID: 1762141 45622
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."

peachynonni User ID: 4215913 49679
Reviewed Jul. 24, 2013

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

sspillett User ID: 2718735 20221
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."

teresabenoit User ID: 5561282 47278
Reviewed Jul. 15, 2011

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

jthibeau User ID: 1594379 20219
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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