Hawaiian Potato Macaroni Salad

Ryan Eckles, Project Bread

School Lunch

School Lunch Recipe

Hawaiian Potato Macaroni Salad

Who doesn’t love a delicious potato salad or macaroni salad? But how do you choose between the two? Well, you don’t – you combine them! Potato macaroni salad better known as “potato mac” throughout the Hawaiian Islands is a staple side to every plate lunch. Perfect for picnics, to be packaged, served on your salad bar, or as a side, this recipe uses allspice for a unique flavor and peas instead of celery.
Mom's meatloaf sandwich and Hawaiian Potato Mac salad

Yield: 50 servings, 5 oz. portions


5 lbs russet potatoes, peeled and diced into ½” cubes and cooked until tender
3 lbs dried whole grain macaroni noodles, cooked, drained & cooled
2 cups onion, grated
4 large carrots, grated
6 cups green peas, thawed
4 cups scallions, chopped
4 cups low-fat mayonnaise
4 cups sweet pickle relish
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
2 Tbsp yellow mustard
2 tsp ground allspice
1 Tbsp kosher salt
1 Tbsp black pepper


  1. In a large bowl, mix the mayo, pickle relish and juice, apple cider vinegar, mustard, allspice, salt and pepper. Add in grated onion and carrot, peas, and scallions and stir until combined.
  2. Fold in drained and cooked potatoes and pasta. Taste for salt and pepper.

USDA Requirement

1 oz. grain equivalent

Nutritional Information

Calories 216 calories Saturated Fat 0.62 g Sodium 314 mg Carbohydrate 40.3 g

* nutrient data and allergen information may vary depending on the specific ingredients and equipment used in your location.

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