Macaroni Salad by Ida Mae

Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 10 mins

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

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.


Most Helpful

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

loof September 20, 2009

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