Homemade Hawaiian Macaroni Salad

Homemade Hawaiian Macaroni Salad Recipe

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Picture yourself on a tropical vacation when you take a heaping serving of this Homemade Hawaiian Macaroni Salad. You'll feel island fabulous with this easy deli salad recipe, you'll want to share it with everyone.


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15 Min
35 Min
No-Cook or Other


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  • 1 lb
    elbow macaroni
  • 1/2 c
    pineapple juice
  • 2 c
    whole or 2% milk, divided (skim or 1% is just too thin)
  • 2 c
    mayonnaise, ideally best foods' or hellmann's, divided
  • 1 Tbsp
    brown sugar
  • 4
    green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 large
    carrot, peeled & grated
  • 1 stalk(s)
    celery, minced
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1 1/2 c
    cube ham
  • 2 tsp

How to Make Homemade Hawaiian Macaroni Salad


  1. Bring 4 quarts of water to a boil. Add 1 Tbsp salt and the macaroni; cook until VERY soft, about 15 minutes. Drain and return to pot. Add the pineapple juice and toss until absorbed. Let cool for 10 minutes. Meanwhile,whisk together the milk,mayonnaise,the brown sugar, salt and pepper.
  2. Once the cooked pasta has cooled for 10 minutes, whisk in the dressing. Let cool completely. Add the remaining 1/2 cup milk and 1 cup of mayonnaise,along with the scallions, carrots,celeryand ham. Stir to combine,then season to taste with salt & pepper. Chill for at least one hour before serving.

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