On Line Cookbook

Pasta Salad with Ham

Recipe Information

Serves/Makes:6 or more

  • penne pasta (1/2 box)
  • macaroni pasta (1/2 box)
  • 1 tbsp (15 ml). mayonnaise
  • 1 8 oz (224 grm). bottle hidden valley ranch dressing
  • garlic salt
  • pepper
  • diced ham
  • green peppers (chopped)
  • red peppers (chopped)
  • 1 small can black olives (chopped)
  • Salt water and boil pasta as directed.
  • While pasta is cooking chop various vegetables (you can add whatever you like ie: broccoli florets, califlower, peas,whatever).
  • Mix mayo, salad dressing, salt and pepper together in a bowl.
  • When pasta is done and has cooled slightly toss with the salad dressing mix, ham, and veggies.
  • This dish can be served at either room temperature or chilled.
I like this better the second day when the flavors have had a chance to meld together. It can be a healthy snack after school or for a light lunch with veggies of your liking. You can make this low fat by changing the fat content of the dressing and mayo. I also like to leave out the mayo and ranch and toss with zesty Italian dressing. You can also add turkey or whatever meats you like for a balanced meal. Experiment to your liking!!!