Not Your Momma’s Macaroni Salad

(serves a crowd, can be cut in half)


1 pound pasta (macaroni, rotini, penne)
5-6 celery stalks, diced small
1 – 7 ounce bar of sharp cheddar, cubed small
1/2 pound of smoked ham, cubed small
8 ounces green peas, blanched
3/4 C of red onion, diced small and rinsed
3 ounces of arugula

In a large pot of boiling water, add 2 t salt and pasta. Cook until al dente. Drain and allow pasta to cool to room temperature. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients and dress with Creamy Dill Dressing.

Dress just prior to service.

Adjust seasoning with salt and cracked pepper. Garnish will dill sprigs.



  1. So happy you posted this recipie! Had this last year at the cafe when I came to visit my parents in Comfort and I’ve been trying to copy it ever since. My husband loved it too, I’m making it as one of his Christmas presents!

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