Chef's Pasta Salad

This yummy main-dish salad goes together so quickly that you’ll think it’s the chef’s day off!

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 28 min
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

1
package Betty Crocker™ Suddenly Salad® classic pasta salad mix
2
tablespoons vegetable oil
3
tablespoons water
2
teaspoons yellow mustard or Dijon mustard
2/3
cup 1/2-inch cubes Cheddar or Swiss cheese (3 ounces)
1
cup julienne strips fully cooked ham (8 ounces)
  • 1 Empty Pasta mix into 3-quart saucepan 2/3 full of boiling water. Gently boil uncovered 12 minutes, stirring occasionally. Shake to drain well.
  • 2 Stir together Seasoning mix and Crouton Blend, oil, water and mustard in large bowl. Stir in pasta.
  • 3 Stir cheese and ham into finished salad. Cover and refrigerate any remaining salad.

Expert Tips

Dress this salad up when you serve it on a bed of shredded lettuce or bite-size pieces of mixed greens.

Boiled pasta continues to cook from the heat of the hot cooking water. Rinse pasta with cold water immediately after cooking, not only to chill it for this cold salad, but also to ensure that the pasta doesn’t soften from continued cooking.

This salad leaves plenty of room for inspiration. Use any cheese or cooked meat or seafood to replace the Cheddar and ham.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
405
(
Calories from Fat
160 ),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
18 g
18 %
(Saturated Fat
6 g,
6 %
),
Cholesterol
40 mg
40 %;
Sodium
1540 mg
1540 %;
Total Carbohydrate
41 g
41 %
(Dietary Fiber
2 g
2 %
),
Protein
22 g
22 %
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%;
Vitamin C
4%;
Calcium
22%;
Iron
16%;
Exchanges:
3 Starch; 1 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.