Macaroni Salad with Ham and Cheese

This Macaroni Salad with Ham and Cheese is a summertime classic.  It’s perfect for pot lucks, picnics and backyard barbecues!

This is the best Macaroni Salad with Ham and Cheese

This Easy Macaroni Salad is made with macaroni noodles, celery, some cheese, deli ham and green onion and comes together in about 30 minutes.

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EASY MACARONI SALAD RECIPE

  • 4 cups cooked macaroni
  • 1/2 pound cooked deli ham, cut into small pieces (I like black forest ham the best)
  • 1/2 pound cheddar cheese, cut into small pieces
  • 1/2 cup roasted red pepper, seeded and cut into small pieces
  • 1/2 cup celery, minced
  • 3 green onions, sliced (white and light green parts only)
  • 4 to 6 whole pepperoncini, seeded and minced (start out with 4 and add more for desired spice)
  • 3/4 cup real mayonnaise (I like Best Foods)
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons white pepper (I typically add 2 teaspoons, but would rather you start with a little less, then add more as you prefer)
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons onion powder

HOW TO MAKE MACARONI SALAD

  1. In a small bowl, mix the mayonnaise, milk, white pepper, and onion powder.
  2. In a large bowl, add all of the ingredients and toss well.
  3. Pour the mayonnaise mixture over the ingredients and fold in to incorporate well.
  4. Add a tablespoon or two more of mayo and milk for desired consistency
  5. Chill before serving

 

This is the best Macaroni Salad with Ham and Cheese
Yield: 8 - 10 servings

Macaroni Salad with Ham and Cheese

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 cups cooked macaroni
  • 1/2 pound cooked deli ham, cut into small pieces (I like black forest ham the best)
  • 1/2 pound cheddar cheese, cut into small pieces
  • 1/2 cup roasted red pepper, seeded and cut into small pieces
  • 1/2 cup celery, minced
  • 3 green onions, sliced (white and light green parts only)
  • 4 to 6 whole pepperoncini, seeded and minced (start out with 4 and add more for desired spice)
  • 3/4 cup real mayonnaise (I like Best Foods)
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons white pepper (I typically add 2 teaspoons, but would rather you start with a little less, then add more as you prefer)
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons onion powder
  • pinch of salt

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, mix the mayonnaise, milk, white pepper, and onion powder.
  2. In a large bowl, add all of the ingredients and toss well.
  3. Pour the mayonnaise mixture over the ingredients and fold in to incorporate well.
  4. Add a tablespoon or two more of mayo and milk for desired consistency
  5. Chill before serving
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