Ham and Macaroni Salad


  • Makes4 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.

This article was originally published on Oct 01, 2003

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