Main Dish Macaroni Salad


A nice dish to bring to a barbecue. This recipe can be served as a side or a main course salad and can be made the night before, but keep the tomatoes out until a couple of hours before serving.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
2 hrs
Total Time:
2 hrs 25 mins


  • 2 cups corkscrew pasta

  • 1 cup mayonnaise

  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese

  • ¼ cup chopped parsley

  • 2 tablespoons milk

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 1 ½ cups diced ham

  • 2 cups halved cherry tomatoes


  1. Cook pasta in a large pot of boiling water until al dente. Drain, rinse, and drain once more. Set aside.

  2. In a large bowl, combine mayonnaise, grated cheese, parsley, milk, and garlic. Mix well. Stir in pasta, ham, and tomatoes. Chill for several hours.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

342 Calories
29g Fat
14g Carbs
8g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 7
Calories 342
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 29g 37%
Saturated Fat 5g 27%
Cholesterol 29mg 10%
Sodium 556mg 24%
Total Carbohydrate 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 8g
Vitamin C 11mg 56%
Calcium 47mg 4%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 200mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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