I’ve made this for several potlucks and BBQ events since that bridal shower. People really enjoy the taste of the ham in the dish. It’s not something that you see in a macaroni salad every day. It really compliments the flavors well. Make sure to let this cool all the way in the fridge for several hours before serving for the best taste. If you like it creamy like I do, have enough dressing to add some more right before serving it, because the pasta will soak some up while it’s sitting.
Check out what they are saying about this recipe over at Julie’s Eats & Treats:
“This would be perfect for all your summer grilling and time at the lake!’
Picnics, BBQs, family reunions, birthday parties, or just because… you can’t go wrong with this yummy salad.
16 oz shell macaroni
1/2 tsp celery salt
1 tsp onion salt
1 pt Hellmann’s Mayonnaise
3/4 tsp mustard
1/4 tsp Lawry’s seasoning salt
8 oz cheddar cheese, grated
1 (16 oz) pkg Bird’s Eye frozen peas, rinsed with warm water
1 c. diced ham
Boil shell macaroni according to directions. Drain, rinse with cold water and set aside.
Mix together celery salt, onion salt, Mayonnaise, mustard, seasoning salt in large bowl. Add noodles, cheddar cheese, peas and ham. Mix well. Chill until serving.
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Quick Tip: Any kind of pasta that you have on hand will work fine in here.
Thanks again to Julie’s Eats & Treats for this tasty and unique mac salad recipe.