Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 15 mins

This is a great mayo based cold salad for the summer. When I was little, my mom would make a bowl and I would finish all of the leftovers the next day. Since my fiance hates onions, I stir them in last after I scoop his half into another bowl.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions.
  2. While pasta is cooking, peel and dice boiled egg and onion. Drain cans of ham and place in a bowl. Using a fork, shred the ham.
  3. Once pasta is cooked, drain and transfer to a large bowl. Add egg, onion, pickle relish, and mayonnaise. Stir. If salad is too dry, add more mayonnaise.
  4. Add season salt to taste. Stir.
  5. Serve warm with Club Crackers or cover and chill several hours in the refrigerator and serve cold (preferred).


Most Helpful

What a nice change from tuna! I would have never thought of using ham. I used the recipe for recipe#71967 and this was really good. Made for Fall PAC '08. Thank you for sharing!

MommaEllen September 29, 2008

I am not a macaroni salad fan but thought I would try this for lunch this week. I really enjoy this salad. Used low-fat mayonnaise and was not disappointed. I also used dill pickle relish instead of sweet. Thank you for a new way to use canned ham.

Ycooks2 July 28, 2008

Delicious! I do this with tuna all the time, but never even realized that ham came in those same small cans.. This is great, because now I can take this to work for lunch, as tuna is one of those 'forbidden' foods that co-workers don't like having to smell, lol. I didn't use any salt, for the canned ham was salty enough.. Thanks much for this - I will be doing this alot..

steve in FL May 22, 2008

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