Macaroni Salad by Ida Mae

READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by dutchmom4

I was given this recipe in high school, and have tweaked it to my heart's content. Watch out---It doesn't last long.

Top Review by loof751

Very tasty macaroni salad! I used about 4 oz cheddar and 5 slices of precooked bacon, cooked crisp. The cheese, bacon and peas worked nicely together in this salad. Thanks for posting your recipe! Made for Fall PAC 2009

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook macaroni according to package directions. Drain and cool.
  2. Add remaining ingredients. Refrigerate a few hours to blend flavors.
  3. NOTE: Taste salad after a few hours. May need to salt, pepper, add more mayonnaise, etc.
  5. I have altered this recipe a variety of ways, depending on what I have in the house.
  6. ~~ Ham instead of bacon.
  7. ~~ 1/2 to 3/4 bag of frozen peas instead of can of peas (pour on hot macaroni in colander---the macaroni cools, the peas thaw). Then add remaining ingredients.
  8. ~~ Add mustard, honey mustard, parsley flakes, dried onion, etc. to mayonnaise mixture.

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