Salads

Mom’s Macaroni Salad

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I am not typically a fan of macaroni salad.. unless it is my Mom’s. I know the picture above shows this salad made with the little shells.. macaroni or shells, it all tastes the same. My family for some reason prefers shells to macaroni so that’s what we did. We would always have this at family picnics or trips to the lake. I feel like every time we had it, there were different mix-ins depending on what she had on hand. A few things were always the same though: cheese, ham, and peas.

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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
Optional mix-ins:
cucumber, peeled and diced
dill pickles, chopped
tomato, diced
red bell pepper, diced
celery, chopped
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. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, combine...
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Nutritions

Calories
222

Sodium
632mg
26% DV

Fat
6g
10% DV

Protein
12g
25% DV

Carbs
25g
8% DV

Fiber
3g
14% DV