Bring this quintessential Southern macaroni salad, made with whole-wheat macaroni, celery, peas and ham, to your next picnic or barbecue. It's the perfect salad to feed a crowd!

Pam Lolley
Source:, April 2020


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Cook pasta according to package directions; drain and rinse with cold water. Transfer the pasta to a large bowl; add celery, peas, ham, cheese, pimientos and onion. Toss to combine.

  • Stir mayonnaise and sour cream together in a small bowl. Add the mayonnaise mixture, salt and pepper to the pasta mixture; stir to coat. Serve immediately, or cover and refrigerate for up to 3 days.


To make ahead: Cover and refrigerate for up to 3 days

Nutrition Facts

186.6 calories; protein 6.6g 13% DV; carbohydrates 22.5g 7% DV; exchange other carbs 1.5; dietary fiber 3.3g 13% DV; sugars 1.4g; fat 8.6g 13% DV; saturated fat 1.9g 9% DV; cholesterol 10.9mg 4% DV; vitamin a iu 377.1IU 8% DV; vitamin c 5.7mg 10% DV; folate 24mcg 6% DV; calcium 25.1mg 3% DV; iron 1.5mg 9% DV; magnesium 41.8mg 15% DV; potassium 144.6mg 4% DV; sodium 280.2mg 11% DV; thiamin -1mg -100% DV.