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Macaroni Salad (Ensalada de Coditos)

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  • Prep Time: 0 hours
  • Cook Time: 0 hours
  • Total Time: 0 hours
  • Yield: 6-8 1x
  • Category: Christmas, Pasta, Side Dish


  • ½ lb (2.27 g) uncooked elbow macaroni
  • Water (To cook the pasta)
  • 1½ cup (12 oz) pineapple, diced (I use about 8 slices from a can and then chop them)
  • 2 celery sticks, finely chopped
  • 1 cup (8 oz/227 g) cooked ham, diced
  • Salt to taste
  • ½ cup (4 oz/120 g) mayonnaise
  • ½ cup (4 oz/120 ml) heavy cream


  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and cook the pasta according to the instructions on the package. Once the pasta is cooked, drain it well and let it cool completely.
  2. Place the pasta in a large bowl and add the mayonnaise, heavy cream, pineapple, celery and ham. Stir well and season with salt to taste. Chill for a few hours before serving.