Friday, July 27, 2012

Pasta Salad

1 pkg. (1 lb) pkg. macaroni (or shells)
1 1/2 c. mayonnaise
2 Tbsp. mustard
1/4 c. sour cream
2 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
2 Tbsp. sugar
1/2 tsp. kosher salt (or to taste)
ground black pepper (to taste)
1 c. ham steak, cut into small cubes
1 c. cheddar cheese, cut into small cubes
2/3 c. frozen peas, thawed
2-3 carrots, shredded
1 stalk celery chopped

1.Prepare macaroni to al dente according to package directions. After macaroni is cooked, drain and rinse in cold water. Once macaroni has cooled down, drain well.
2.In a medium-sized mixing bowl, combine mayonnaise, mustard, sour cream, apple cider vinegar, sugar, salt, and pepper.
3.In a large bowl toss macaroni with ham, cheese, peas, carrots, and other mix-ins.
4.Fold in mayonnaise mixture until pasta is well coated.
place in fridge a few hours overnight is best.
5.If the salad seems a little dry after setting up overnight, add some milk a little bit at a time until creamy again.( I added about 3-4T)

* I thought that this was ok. Not a favorite pasta salad it seemed really bland to me for some reason. My kids really liked it but I dont think I will make it again. I also am not a big fan of ham in my pasta so that could be the reason. I give it a 4


  1. No one in my house likes peas, but I LOVE them! Especially in this pasta salad! I'm sorry to admit I could eat the entire bowl in one sitting.

  2. This looks and sounds delicious... I've bookmarked your recipe and will definitely have to make it some time!

  3. Oh yum!! Macaroni salad is serious bbq food in my opinion! I think my family would devour it! Thanks for the recipe!!!


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