Country Time Macaroni Salad

Prep Time 17 minutes


Makes 6 servings


1/2 cup (2 ounces) uncooked regular or whole wheat elbow macaroni
3 tablespoons reduced-fat mayonnaise
2 tablespoons plain nonfat yogurt
2 teaspoons sweet pickle relish
3/4 teaspoon dried dill weed
1/2 teaspoon prepared yellow mustard (optional)
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup frozen green peas
1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
1/3 cup thinly sliced celery
4 ounces 99% fat-free ham, cubed
4 tablespoons (1 ounce) shredded reduced-fat Cheddar cheese, divided


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat; drain. Rinse under cold water until completely cooled; drain.
  2. Meanwhile, combine mayonnaise, yogurt, relish, dill, mustard, if desired, and salt in small bowl; stir until well blended.
  3. Combine peas, bell pepper, celery and ham in medium bowl.
  4. Add pasta and mayonnaise mixture to pea mixture; toss gently, yet thoroughly, to coat completely. Add 2 tablespoons cheese; toss lightly. Sprinkle remaining 2 tablespoons cheese over top. Serve immediately.


For best flavor, prepare the mayonnaise ingredients in a separate bowl at the time of serving.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size: 1/2 cup
Calories 98
Calories from Fat 49 %
Total Fat 3 g
Saturated Fat 1 g
Cholesterol 12 mg
Carbohydrate 12 g
Fiber 1 g
Protein 7 g
Sodium 363 mg

Dietary Exchange

Starch 1/2
Vegetable 1/2
Meat 1/2
Fat 1/2

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