Ham and Macaroni Salad

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4 to 4 servings

No fancy-doo French pasta salad is this. What we have here is a good old-fashioned macaroni salad, made with perfectly recognizable chunks of stuff any child can love. Leave the arugula to the grown-ups - this one's for you, kid.


  • 2 cups cooked macaroni , (1 cup uncooked macaroni)
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked ham , cut into 1/4-in. cubes
  • 1 cup cubed cheddar , (1/4- in. cubes)
  • 1/2 cup diced celery
  • 1 dill pickle , chopped
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise , (regular or low fat)
  • 1 tbsp mustard , (Dijon, if you have it)
  • salt
  • black pepper


  • In a large bowl, toss together the macaroni, ham, cheese, celery and pickle. Stir in the mayonnaise and mustard until everything is evenly coated and creamy. Keep chilled until serving time.