A cool summer salad for hot summer nights. Goes well with sliced French bread. You can use any shape pasta you want with this salad--bowties and rotini both work great!

Sue
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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large pot of salted boiling water, cook pasta until al dente, rinse under cold water and drain.

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  • In a large bowl, combine the pasta, ham, cheese and peas.

  • Whisk together the ranch dressing and Miracle Whip ™. Pour over salad and toss to coat. Refrigerate until chilled and serve.

Nutrition Facts

292 calories; 17 g total fat; 40 mg cholesterol; 833 mg sodium. 22.2 g carbohydrates; 12.9 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/15/2003
I love this salad! My son chose to make it for his birthday - when it was 96 degrees and it was wonderful. He did almost all of the work himself, and added in some green and red peppers for a little extra. We used frozen peas, and increased the amount of cheese and ranch, which may be the reason some findit bland. We've already made sure we have the fixings for this on-hand so we can make it anytime! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/27/2003
I added more veggies and increased the amount of Ranch. This was good but not great. It really needs more spice. Read More
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28 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 15
  • 4 star values: 10
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
07/15/2003
I love this salad! My son chose to make it for his birthday - when it was 96 degrees and it was wonderful. He did almost all of the work himself, and added in some green and red peppers for a little extra. We used frozen peas, and increased the amount of cheese and ranch, which may be the reason some findit bland. We've already made sure we have the fixings for this on-hand so we can make it anytime! Read More
(14)
Rating: 3 stars
07/27/2003
I added more veggies and increased the amount of Ranch. This was good but not great. It really needs more spice. Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
07/15/2003
I love this salad! My son chose to make it for his birthday - when it was 96 degrees and it was wonderful. He did almost all of the work himself, and added in some green and red peppers for a little extra. We used frozen peas, and increased the amount of cheese and ranch, which may be the reason some findit bland. We've already made sure we have the fixings for this on-hand so we can make it anytime! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/14/2003
Good recipe. If I were to make it again I would definately add to it. Maybe some more vegetables and other spices. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2002
I added onion to it. It was wonderful! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/14/2003
This was pretty good but it was kind of bland. I think it needs more spices but I'm a pretty new cook so I don't know what to recommend! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/16/2004
I think this recipe is great for when the kids are out playing and i want to make them something light and healthy for lunch. I take the peas out though. The whole family loves this recipe thanks Sue. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/03/2006
I made this salad for a church gathering and everyone loved it. It was the first thing to go!!! Thank you for putting this recipe online for everyone to enjoy Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/03/2011
Great quick throw together salad when the weather gets too hot. I did not use canned peas I used frozen. To make it a little more hearty I threw in some chopped cherry tomatoes cucumber and red pepper. Instead of using a mix of ranch and Miracle Whip (which we don't have in the house anyway) I used a mix of ranch and italian dressings. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/21/2006
Great with a few adjustments. I added carrots green onion and about 1/4 tsp. each of dill and cellary salt. Next time may add some chopped tomatoes! Read More
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