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Easy Macaroni Salad

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
  • Makes
    34 (1-cup) 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


  • Cook macaroni according to package directions. Rinse in cold water; drain and cool completely.
  • Place in a large bowl; stir in remaining ingredients. Cover and refrigerate for at least 3 hours.
Nutrition 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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  • Margaret
    Jun 13, 2019

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  • Edwin12020
    Jul 3, 2018

    I passed on the ham, but followed the ratios after that...I am prepping for a 4th of July party for one! I sprinkled some dill weed on the top when done for a dash more color and a hint of dill. I didn’t add my usual paprika, only to avoid a red/green Christmas look!!! Ed

  • TerryP214
    Aug 30, 2016

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

  • jeffodavis
    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
    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
    Jul 24, 2013

    I left out the pimentos and it was a hit!

  • sspillett
    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
    Jul 15, 2011

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

  • jthibeau
    Aug 8, 2010

    I just made this for the second time and it is easy and delicious. Perfect for a potluck.

  • kristen_k
    Aug 12, 2009

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