A simple and delicious recipe for creamy macaroni ham salad, with a homemade dressing. Quick and easy to make, ideal as a side dish with a BBQ or main meal. Easily transportable for picnics too!

Tasty Macaroni Ham Salad. A simple and delicious recipe for macaroni ham salad, quick and easy to make, ideal as a side dish with a BBQ or main meal. Creamy, full of flavor and easily transportable for picnics too!


Salads can be so versatile, and they're quick and easy to make. This macaroni ham salad is no exception.

For this recipe, we've used cooked pasta, ham, and cheese with a sprinkling of garden peas. The ingredients are then coated in a lovely homemade dressing, made up of mayonnaise, vinegar, sugar, and a hint of mustard. When all the ingredients are combined, you get a delicious creamy full-flavored salad, which is ideal for any occasion, whether it's lunch or dinner.

This pasta salad is a great dish to take along to a party or potluck. you can be flexible with the salad ingredients quantities, so for example, you could bulk it out by adding more pasta, which is great if you're feeding a crowd!.

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Serve this salad alongside our tasty Jack Daniel's Burgers!

This delicious recipe has been generously shared by one of our Lovefoodie supporters, Dave Weigel. Dave loves to Grill and Smoke, and has loads of tasty recipes up his sleeve!

Here, Dave has created a delicious Macaroni Salad which he often serves up when he's grilling.  It's a family hit for sure!

Recipe by Dave Weigel

Prep Time

10 - 15 minutes

Cook Time

5 -8 minutes for pasta

Yield

4 - 6 Persons

Ingredients

The Salad

3 cups / 430 g Macaroni
1 cup /210 g Ham diced
1 cup / 210 g Cheddar Cheese diced
1 cup / 220 g Frozen Peas

The Dressing

1 cup sugar
3/4 cup water
1/2 cup vinegar
2 eggs
1 tablespoon dry mustard
1 tablespoon flour
2 heaping tablespoons Mayo if desired
add salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

Make the Dressing

Light boil together the dressing ingredients until thickened. Do not let burn. Once cooled,
add 2 heaping tablespoons Mayo if desired. Add salt and pepper to taste

Make the Pasta Salad

1. Cook the macaroni until just tender do not over cook and let cool.

2. Dice the ham and cheddar cheese.

3. Add the cheese and ham to the cooled macaroni and frozen peas.

4. Add the dressing and mix

Refrigerate until ready to serve

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Tasty Macaroni Ham Salad. A simple and delicious recipe for macaroni ham salad, quick and easy to make, ideal as a side dish with a BBQ or main meal. Creamy, full of flavor and easily transportable for picnics too!

Tasty Macaroni Ham Salad

Yield: 4 - 6
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

A simple and delicious recipe for creamy macaroni ham salad, with a homemade dressing. Quick and easy to make, ideal as a side dish with a BBQ or main meal.

Ingredients

The Salad

  • 3 cups or 430 g Macaroni
  • 1 cup /210 g Ham diced
  • 1 cup / 210 g Cheddar Cheese diced
  • 1 cup / 220 g Frozen Peas

The Dressing

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup vinegar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon dry mustard
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 2 tablespoons heaping Mayo if desired
  • add salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

To make the Dressing

  1. Light boil together the dressing ingredients until thickened. Do not let burn. Once cooled,
  2. add 2 heaping tablespoons Mayo if desired
  3. add salt and pepper to taste

To make the Pasta Salad

  1. Cook the macaroni until just tender do not over cook and let cool.
  2. Dice the ham and cheddar cheese.
  3. Add the cheese and ham to the cooled macaroni and frozen peas.
  4. Add the dressing and mix
  5. Refrigerate until ready to serve
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 530Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 121mgSodium: 702mgCarbohydrates: 64gFiber: 3gSugar: 36gProtein: 24g

Nutrition information isn’t always accurate

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