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Italian Ham and Cheese Salad Recipe

I came up with this recipe when I was asked to prepare a main-dish salad for a ladies group on a limited budget. Everyone agreed it tasted like a million bucks!
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min. YIELD:8-10 servings


  • 1 package (12 ounces) spiral pasta, cooked, drained and cooled
  • 1-1/2 cups cubed fully cooked ham
  • 1 cup cubed cheddar cheese
  • 1 medium green pepper, diced
  • 1 cup diced red onion
  • 1 can (2-1/4 ounces) sliced ripe olives, drained
  • 3/4 cup creamy Italian salad dressing
  • 1/2 cup ranch salad dressing
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the first six ingredients. Combine remaining ingredients and pour over salad; toss to coat. Yield: 8-10 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 278 calories, 20g fat (5g saturated fat), 27mg cholesterol, 712mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 1g fiber), 9g protein.

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Reviewed Mar. 14, 2014

"I loved it!"

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