Food & Recipes

Macaroni Salad

by Elaine Magee

Macaroni Salad

Prep time: 15 Minutes
Cook time: About 15 Minutes
Serves: 4 Servings

2 cups uncooked macaroni
2 cups broccoli florets
1 cup cubed, extra-lean ham
1/4 cup finely chopped sweet white onion
2 Tbs fresh, finely chopped parsley or 2 tsp dried
1/4 tsp salt
Freshly ground black pepper
3 Tbs mayonnaise
1/3 cup fat-free sour cream
4 hard-boiled eggs

1. Cook the macaroni, following package directions. Drain well, rinse with cold water, and let cool. While pasta is boiling, cook the broccoli in the microwave until just tender (about 4 minutes).
2. Place macaroni in a serving bowl; add broccoli, ham, onion, parsley, salt, and pepper to taste. In a small bowl, blend mayonnaise with sour cream, then add mixture to pasta.
3. Peel cooled eggs (discard 2 of the yolks). Chop the remaining eggs and gently stir them into the macaroni mixture. Add more salt and pepper if needed. You can make this salad a day ahead and refrigerate overnight, or serve it right away.

How kids can help: Measure macaroni; mix dressing; mix macaroni and other ingredients; peel eggs, chop with plastic knife, and stir them into salad.Per serving (1/4 recipe): 381 calories, 14 g fat (2.9 g saturated), 773.9 mg sodium, 129.9 mg cholesterol.