"A variation from the traditional macaroni or pasta salad." — ramblinrose
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1 (8 ounce) package
medium pasta shells
1 (10 ounce) package
frozen peas, thawed
deli ham, diced
diced Cheddar cheese
My kids really like this salad. I do add a little finely chopped red onion, and if the shredded cheddar cheese is on sale I do use that, (not a big deal to swap out for the cubed cheese) and sometimes to save time I also use a bottled salad dressing. My youngest daughter really likes this with bacon ranch salad dressing!!!
Very good recipe, will make again.
This was a good salad, although on the dry side. There's really not much to the dressing. I could see the benefit of using a bottled salad dressing (I like the idea of the bacon ranch!). We did enjoy it and it's very light.
I used macaroni, 2 tbs. ranch dressing, and equal parts olive oil mayo and reduced fat sour cream and omitted the oil for the sauce base for this recipe. I did NOT add SALT because the HAM has plenty. I substituted white pepper and a dash of cayenne for the black pepper. YUM! It's dishes like this that I end up eating most of and NOT taking for a pot luck.
This is a great basic pasta salad! Although, I did omit the oil and lemon juice. I also did not add salt as there would be plenty of salt from the ham. Other than that, it was delicious!
Everyone in my family enjoyed this recipe. The second time I made it with ring pasta, and we liked that even better than the shells. I used shredded cheese for the convenience.
Very good and easy
I ground the ham in my food processor, and added more mayo. There were no leftovers!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Ham and Shell Salad
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 177
This salad combines meat, cheese, veggies, and pasta into a picnic delight.
This easy salad is bright with flavor and can be a side or entrée.
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