Ham and Cheese Macaroni Salad

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 0 mins

A hearty main dish type of salad with substance! Time does not include refrigeration so plan accordingly.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In large bowl combine, macaroni, ham, cheese cubes and peas.
  2. In smaller bowl, mix, sour cream, mayo, lemon juice, parmesan, and seasonings.
  3. Pour dressing over macaroni mix and toss to blend well.
  4. Cover.
  5. Refrigerate several hours.
  6. Remove 30 minutes before serving.
  7. Toss gently to mix.
  8. You may need to add more mayo or sour cream for moisture.


Most Helpful

I just really didn't care for this salad. When I first made it, I tasted it and thought it was really good. After I refrigerated it overnight and we had it the next evening, I didn't think it was very good. It didn't have much flavor and it tasted kind of funny.

Chef Marley June 15, 2009

We've also had this with a bit different dressing, using Dijon mustard, a touch of honey and mayo, which is quite good. Laurie's recipe is more sophisticated! We used cellentani (I think that's how it's spelled) which is basically a long curly-cue pasta, hollow like elbow mac. Thanks, Laurie!

Cinnamom in Illinois June 18, 2007

This is so GOOD. We loved this macaroni salad. We ate it with Barbecued chicken and ribs. I will defintely be making this one again. Thank you for a wonderful recipe that is definitely a keeper.

Gingerbear March 09, 2003

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