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Ham, Cheese and Macaroni Salad

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  • Makes: 4 servings
  • Prep 30 mins
  • Chill 4 hrs

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Chock full of ham and Monterey Jack cheese, this cool and creamy salad is perfect for a potluck picnic.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup packaged dried wagon wheel or elbow macaroni
  • 1 1/2 cups cubed fully cooked ham (8 ounces)
  • 4 ounces Monterey Jack or cheddar cheese, cut into cubes (1 cup)
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1 stalk celery, thinly sliced (1/2 cup)
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons diced pimiento
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise or salad dressing
  • 1/4 cup sweet pickle relish or chopped sweet pickle
  • 1 -2 tablespoons milk (optional)
  • Dash pepper
  • 8 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • Fresh parsley sprig (optional)

Directions

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain pasta; rinse with cold water. Drain again.
  2. In a large mixing bowl combine pasta, ham, cheese, peas, celery, onion, and pimiento. Toss gently to mix.
  3. For dressing, in a small mixing bowl stir together mayonnaise or salad dressing, pickle relish or chopped pickle, milk, and pepper. Pour dressing over pasta mixture. Toss to coat. Cover and chill for 4 to 24 hours.
  4. Just before serving, stir in milk, if necessary. Spoon pasta mixture into a serving bowl.
  5. Arrange cherry tomato halves around the edge of bowl. If desired, garnish with parsley. Makes 4 main-dish servings.

Nutrition Facts

(Ham, Cheese and Macaroni Salad)

Servings Per Recipe 4, sat. fat (g) 10, chol. (mg) 71, Fat, total (g) 34, carb. (g) 32, pro. (g) 25, cal. (kcal) 534, sodium (mg) 1175

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