The Country Cook: Pimiento Cheese Macaroni Salad

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Pimiento Cheese Macaroni Salad

Can y'all believe spring is almost here? Hallelujah! I tell ya, we've had a warm stretch this week and I've been dreaming about picnics and relaxing outside with my family. So in honor of warm weather, I am sharing a yummy picnic pasta salad! This should be your go-to pasta dish if you have any leftover ham from Easter too. And it has a little trick up its' sleeve too!
We are making this with Price*s Pimiento Cheese Spread! It might sound a little different but trust me, pimiento cheese totally works in this. What I love most about using pimiento cheese spread in a pasta salad is it already has seasoning added.  So really, I am just adding a bit more mayo and a couple of other ingredients to 'beef' it up. It could not be simpler! 
So, you have a couple of options when making this. You can use the Price*s Original Pimiento Cheese Spread for a slightly sweet and tangy taste.
Or you can go with Price*s Southern Style Pimiento Cheese Spread for a more savory, homestyle flavor. 
Either way, you can't go wrong!
1 (16 oz.) box macaroni noodles
½ cup mayo
1 ½ cups diced ham
½ cup diced green onion
salt & pepper, to taste
Prepare macaroni per package directions.
 Once macaroni is cooked, drain and rinse macaroni (in a colander) under cool water.
 Drain well and pour into a large bowl.
 Then stir in diced ham...
 ...and green onion. Give it a taste and season with salt & pepper if necessary.
Chill for about an hour before serving.
This is a sponsored post for Price*s Pimento Cheese Spread. As always, all opinions are my own.


  1. Oooohhhhh, this one literally made my tummy rumble (she says, dropping the laptop and dashing to the store for pimento cheese)!!

  2. Stacy- It is super delicious! I sure hope you didn't break anything on your mad dash to the store :)

  3. I hope this doesn't seem like a dumb question, but what type of ham do you recommend? I don't want to buy an entire fresh ham for this. Also, I don't want to have to buy anything too expensive either. Thanks!

  4. Pasta salad looks Fantastic.
    I see I will have to cut this recipe down after seeing how much pasta it requires and there is just the 2 of us. Normally when I make a fresh pasta salad, I only use about 1 - 2 cups of uncooked pasta but will be making this salad this weekend.
    Great dish to make to take to a BBQ or for a church's potluck
    Thanks 4 sharing the recipe. I just need to put Pimiento cheese spread on my grocery list

  5. Michelle M. - there are never any dumb questions here! A small smoked ham is what I used for this. It was maybe two pounds - pretty small. We ate some for dinner and the leftover went into this salad. Now, if you can't find a good, small smoked ham on sale (we really like the Kentucky Legend brand but I know that may not be sold everywhere) then you can certainly purchase the ham that is already diced into small chunks. You can usually find it in the refrigerator section where the other ham is located. Hormel and John Morrel both make pre-diced ham. I hope that helps!

  6. Colleen, if you try it - let me know!

  7. Ok, I made this today and it is crazy delicious! My husband said it's his favorite pasta salad I've ever made!
    p.s. And No, nothing broken on my dash to the grocery store! :D

  8. The Country Cook - Thank you. That helps tremendously. I will be making this soon.

  9. Stacy-So glad it was a hit with the hubby :)

    Michelle-absolutely! You will have to come back and let me know how it turned out for you.

  10. I'm guessing any pimento cheese spread would work? We're able to get Mrs . Weaver's.

  11. Any pimento cheese will work just fine in this recipe if you are able to find it.

  12. I have not made this pasta salad yet, but looks delicious. Other pasta salads that called for meat, ham or smoked turkey, I have had the person in the deli slice a 1/2" slice then cubed and tossed in the salad. Delicious!


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