30-Minute Ham and Pasta Salad

Turn leftover ham into the main attraction, with plenty of fresh veggies and yummy pasta tossed with ranch dressing.

  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 30 min
  • Servings 9

Ingredients

3
cups uncooked small shell pasta (12 oz)
2
cups Green Giant™ Steamers™ frozen sweet peas
3
cups diced cooked ham
1
cup sliced celery
1
cup chopped red bell pepper
1/2
cup dill pickle relish, drained
8
oz Colby-Monterey Jack cheese blend, diced (2 cups)
3/4
cup mayonnaise
3/4
cup ranch salad dressing
1/4
cup chopped fresh chives
1/8
teaspoon pepper
  • 1 Cook and drain pasta as directed on package, adding peas during last 2 to 3 minutes of cooking time. Rinse with cold water to cool. Drain well.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in large bowl, mix ham, celery, bell pepper, pickle relish and cheese. In small bowl, mix remaining ingredients.
  • 3 Add pasta and peas to salad; stir gently to mix. Add mayonnaise mixture; toss to coat. Serve immediately, or cover and refrigerate until serving time.

Expert Tips

Any small pasta shape can be used for this salad. But instead of the shells, why not try macaroni or rotini?

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
600
(
Calories from Fat
340),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
37g
37%
(Saturated Fat
10g,
10%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
65mg
65%;
Sodium
1470mg
1470%;
Total Carbohydrate
40g
40%
(Dietary Fiber
3g
3%
  Sugars
4g
4%
),
Protein
24g
24%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
30%;
Vitamin C
60%;
Calcium
20%;
Iron
15%;
Exchanges:
2 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 4 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.