Best Macaroni Salad

Best Macaroni Salad

A macaroni salad is a quintessential summer side dish. It’s usually made with mayonnaise, mustard, celery and other vegetables like red pepper or scallion. The combination of crunchy veggies and creamy dressing makes for an irresistible side dish that you can make in minutes! Today we’re sharing our best macaroni salad recipe.

prep: 15 mins cook: 15 mins additional: 4 hrs total: 4 hrs 30 mins Servings: 8 Yield: 8 servings


1 tablespoon dried minced onion

½ cup mayonnaise

1 (16 ounce) package macaroni

3 tablespoons white wine vinegar

1 cup diced ham

1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese

1 cup cucumber – peeled, seeded and chopped

salt and pepper to taste

3 tablespoons olive oil


In a large pot of salted boiling water, cook pasta until al dente, rinse under cold water and drain.

In a large bowl, combine the pasta, mayonnaise and mix well. Stir in cucumber, onion, ham and cheese. Mix well. Drizzle oil and vinegar over top and toss. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours.

Nutrition Facts:

Per Serving: 437 calories; protein 13.4g; carbohydrates 43.8g; fat 23g; cholesterol 28.4mg; sodium 358.8mg.

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