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Grandma Susie's Macaroni Salad


"This is always a big hit at family picnics and parties. There are so many different ingredients you can add or remove to make it your own. It is one of my most requested salads. This dish is best if done the day before. I usually will leave it in the refrigerator overnight."
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1 h 25 m servings 451 cals
Original recipe yields 12 servings

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  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil; cook spiral pasta at a boil until tender yet firm to the bite, about 8 minutes; drain and set aside.
  2. Mix yellow and red bell peppers, pickles, black olives, ham, and onion in a large salad bowl; stir in spiral pasta. Mix in the mayonnaise until thoroughly coated. Stir in poppy and mustard seeds; season with salt and black pepper. Refrigerate salad until chilled, 1 to 2 hours.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 451 calories; 33.2 g fat; 32.2 g carbohydrates; 7.1 g protein; 17 mg cholesterol; 423 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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This pasta salad is very flavorful and I will definately make this again! I used sandwich meat because I did not have any cubed ham on hand. I followed the directions completely and think this s...

I did add 2 stalks chopped celery, 1 can sweetened condensed milk, some relish because I didn't have pickles,and some mustard. 1/2 cup white vinegar. Delish!