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30-Minute Ham and Pasta Salad

30-Minute Ham and Pasta Salad
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 30 min
  • Servings 9
Turn leftover ham into the main attraction, with plenty of fresh veggies and yummy pasta tossed with ranch dressing.
Updated March 27, 2013

Ingredients

  • 3 cups uncooked small shell pasta (12 oz)
  • 2 cups 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

Steps

  • 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.

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

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
600
Calories from Fat
340
Total Fat
37g
58%
Saturated Fat
10g
52%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
65mg
21%
Sodium
1470mg
61%
Potassium
380mg
11%
Total Carbohydrate
40g
13%
Dietary Fiber
3g
15%
Sugars
4g
Protein
24g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
30%
30%
Vitamin C
60%
60%
Calcium
20%
20%
Iron
15%
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 Choice
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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