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Macaroni Salad III

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"A perfect recipe for that large picnic or potluck. Crowd pleasing macaroni salad with ham, onion, green pepper, hard cooked eggs and carrots. The ham is optional."

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Original recipe makes 75 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    50 mins


  1. Bring a very large pot of lightly salted water with oil to a boil. Add macaroni and cook for about 30 minutes or until al dente; drain.
  2. Place eggs in a large saucepan and cover with cold water. Over medium heat, bring water to a boil. Lower heat and simmer for 12 to 17 minutes. Immediately remove from heat and plunge in cold water. Remove from water, peel and chop.
  3. In a large bowl mix together: onion, bell pepper, carrots, chopped eggs and ham. In another bowl mix together garlic, olive oil, mayonnaise, balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper.
  4. Stir together: vegetable and egg mixture, mayonnaise mixture and cooked macaroni.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 14, 2003

Nice summer treat!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 19, 2003

This is a terrible recipe. My wife had to make it for a company function and spent two hours preparing this dish only to find out it tastes horrible..I found her on the kitchen floor in tears! The ingredients are not evenly proportioned and there are way too many onions! STAY AWAY!!!!!


10 Ratings

Jul 30, 2003

This is the blandest recipe ever created. Ten pounds of macaroni makes 80 cups cooked. Compare that to the amounts of the other ingredients. Fortunately I did a trial run before I made macaroni salad for an important event. I definitely didn't use this recipe.

Mar 10, 2012

I decided to be bold and see what could be done with this without a ton of macaroni. So I mixed everything but the macaroni and onion. Then made a guess on how much macaroni this would work for, and lastly added some onion til it seemed like a good amount. In the end I used about 3/4 an onion and bit over a pound of macaroni. It really wasn't too bad this way, and may be even good with a couple more tweaks, but of course it only made what would be the equivalent of 8-10 servings. (I'm pretty open to different opinions about recipes, but anyone who gave this a 5, I've got to believe you're a friend of the submitter, because there is simply something WRONG with this recipe.)

Jul 20, 2010

Just the way I remember it.

Jul 28, 2009

All this tastes like is macaroni with little bits, maybe, of flavor.

Jul 02, 2012

I thought I would try this because all the ingredients sounded fabulous, if not a bit too much, I did not care for this recipe.


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  • Calories
  • 336 kcal
  • 17%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 48.3 g
  • 16%
  • Cholesterol
  • 34 mg
  • 11%
  • Fat
  • 10.9 g
  • 17%
  • Fiber
  • 3 g
  • 12%
  • Protein
  • 10.6 g
  • 21%
  • Sodium
  • 122 mg
  • 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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