Ham and Smoked Gouda Salad

Ready in 25 minutes! Mild Gouda pairs well with salty ham in a pasta salad topped with a creamy honey-mustard dressing.

  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 25 min
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

2
cups uncooked rotini pasta (6 ounces)
1/4
cup mayonnaise or salad dressing
3
tablespoons honey
2
tablespoons Dijon mustard
2
cups cubed fully cooked ham
2
medium stalks celery, sliced ( 3/4 cup)
1
cup cubed smoked Gouda cheese (5 ounces)
  • 1 Cook and drain pasta as directed on package. Rinse with cold water; drain.
  • 2 Mix mayonnaise, honey and mustard in small bowl. Place pasta, ham, celery and cheese in large bowl. Add mayonnaise mixture; toss to coat.

Expert Tips

Smoked Cheddar can be used instead of smoked Gouda, or if you prefer a cheese without the smoke flavor, substitute regular Gouda, Cheddar or Swiss.

Turkey ham or reduced-fat ham delivers great taste with less fat. Go ahead and use reduced-fat mayonnaise instead of the regular.

Smoked Gouda has a creamy yellow color slightly tinged with tan and light brown hues. The texture is smooth and creamy with a smoky yet mild flavor.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
625
(
Calories from Fat
250),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
28g
28%
(Saturated Fat
10g,
10%
),
Cholesterol
80mg
80%;
Sodium
1630mg
1630%;
Total Carbohydrate
61g
61%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
),
Protein
32g
32%
;
% Daily Value*:
Iron
20%;
Exchanges:
Carbohydrate Choices:
4
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.