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Ham Pasta Salad Recipe

Ham Pasta Salad Recipe

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.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling YIELD:4-6 servings

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

  • 1. 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.
  • 2. Sprinkle with additional Parmesan before serving. Yield: 4-6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 366 calories, 20g fat (4g saturated fat), 35mg cholesterol, 865mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 2g fiber), 15g protein

Reviews for Ham Pasta Salad

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MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 25, 2014

"This definitely has the WOW factor. Sooooo Delish!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 22, 2012

"I have been making this salad for years - I changed two things, I use black olives instead of the green pepper for my familys taste and used mayo instead of miracle whip. Everybody loves it and asks for the recipe."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 21, 2010

"I've made this recipe for years and it's always a crowd pleaser. It an easy dish to make and you can make ahead for potluck."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 30, 2008

"By far the best pasta salad I have ever tasted. I made this salad for a family party and now it is requested for every family gathering. Tastes best with garden fresh veggies."

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Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.