I have always loved Spam, so I decided to combine it with pineapple to make this Polynesian-inspired macaroni salad recipe. It reminds me of vacationing in Hawaii. —Susan Bickta, Kutztown, Pennsylvania
1 can (8 ounces) unsweetened pineapple tidbits, drained
1 medium sweet red pepper, chopped
1 can (8 ounces) sliced water chestnuts, drained and chopped
4 green onions, chopped
Cook macaroni according to package directions; drain and rinse with cold water. Cool completely. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Cook Spam until golden brown, about 8 minutes. Cool completely.
For dressing, in a small bowl, combine mayonnaise, sugar, mustard, salt and pepper. In a large bowl, combine pineapple, red pepper, water chestnuts, cooled Spam and macaroni. Add dressing; gently toss to coat. Refrigerate until serving. Top with green onions before serving.
Spam Macaroni Salad Tips
How far in advance can you make Spam macaroni salad?
Make this macaroni salad at least a day in advance for the best results. Letting most macaroni or pasta salads sit in the refrigerator overnight allows the flavors to really meld. Just give the macaroni salad a quick stir before serving.