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When you think of comfort foods this easy recipe for Old Fashion Macaroni Salad should be top of the list. A creamy salad loaded with many veggies make for a great potluck recipe. #mycreativemanner #macaronisalad #pastasalad #salad #creamdressing #pastasaladwithham

Old Fashion Macaroni Salad

This Old Fashion Macaroni Salad is the tastiest Macaroni Salad you will ever try. Loaded with veggies, diced ham, cheese and coated with a creamy dressing.

Course Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword Cold Side Dish Recipes, Easy Side Dish, Pasta Salad, Side Dish Recipes, Summer Salad
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 8 People
Calories 390 kcal
Author Jennifer


Salad Part

  • 3 Cups Water Bring to boil
  • 3 Cups Elbow Noodles
  • 1 Teaspoon Olive Oil
  • 1/4 Cup Sweet Onion Finely Diced
  • 2 Stalks Celery Diced
  • 1/2 Medium Size Green Pepper Diced
  • 1/2 Medium Size Red Pepper Diced
  • 8 Ounces Diced Ham
  • 4 Ounces Mild Cheddar Cheese Cubbed

For the Dressing

  • 2 Cups Miracle Whip
  • 1 Teaspoon Yellow Mustard
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoons Sugar
  • 1/4 Cup Milk


Salad Part

  1. Add water to a large saucepan and bring to a full boil.

  2. Once water is fully boiling add the elbow noodles and olive oil to the saucepan. (olive oil helps the noodles from sticking)

  3. Cook until done. (I normally just taste a noodle to see if it's cooked all the way)

  4. Drain the water from the noodles and place the noodles into a large bowl

  5. Into the large bowl with the noodles add the finely diced sweet onion, the diced celery, green and red peppers, the diced ham, and the cubed cheddar cheese. 

  6. Set bowl aside

For the Dressing

  1. In a smaller bowl combine the Miracle Whip, mustard, sugar and milk until sugar is dissolved. 

  2. Pour dressing mixture onto the salad mixture. 

  3. Fold all the ingredients together, making sure to have a nice coating on everything

  4. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until Macaroni Salad is cool.

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