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Ham Pasta Salad

 Ham Pasta Salad
I "invented" this salad as I went along...it's a combination of various pasta salad recipes I'd seen. It can be served as a side dish, of course. In summer, however, my husband doesn't care for hot meals, so I make it as a main dish. We're recent city transplants with two young children, ages 6 and 3.
4-6 ServingsPrep: 20 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 1 package (7 ounces) shell macaroni, cooked and drained
  • 2 cups cubed fully cooked ham
  • 1 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1 cup chopped tomato
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • DRESSING:
  • 1/2 cup Miracle Whip
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Additional Parmesan cheese

Directions

  • In a large bowl, toss macaroni with ham, green pepper, tomato and
  • onion. In a small bowl, combine Miracle Whip, Parmesan cheese, milk
  • and salt. Pour over pasta mixture and stir to coat. Cover and
  • refrigerate.
  • Sprinkle with additional Parmesan before serving. Yield: 4-6
  • servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 cup) equals 366 calories, 20 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 35 mg cholesterol, 865 mg sodium, 30 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 15 g protein.

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Wine: Light-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.