Ham, Cheese and Macaroni Salad

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

Recipe from Midwest Living
Ham, Cheese and Macaroni Salad
SERVINGS
4
PREP TIME
30 mins
by 1  person
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Ham, Pasta, Pasta Salad, Pork, Salad
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)
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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 information

Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 534, Fat, total (g) 34, chol. (mg) 71, sat. fat (g) 10, carb. (g) 32, pro. (g) 25, sodium (mg) 1175, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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