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Ham and Shell Salad

ramblinrose

"A variation from the traditional macaroni or pasta salad."
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Ingredients

1 h 20 m servings 365 cals
Original recipe yields 6 servings

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  1. Fill a pot with lightly-salted water and bring to a boil. Stir in the shell pasta and cook until the pasta is tender but firm to the bite, about 11 minutes; drain.
  2. Stir the peas, ham, Cheddar cheese, onion, mayonnaise, vegetable oil, lemon juice, salt, and pepper in a large bowl; add the cooked pasta and stir to coat. Cover and refrigerate 1 hour, or until completely chilled, before serving.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 365 calories; 19.6 g fat; 33.4 g carbohydrates; 16.2 g protein; 37 mg cholesterol; 672 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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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 so...

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This is the foundation for a good pasta salad. I added cayenne pepper, paprika, Cole slaw dressing and some ranch dressing as well as a wee bit of bacon fat instead of the oil. I think you could...

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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 so...

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 ...

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 di...

Very good recipe, will make again.

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.

This was a nice base. I didn't have any peas so I used green onions for color and added chopped hard boiled egg.I didn't measure any ingredients but I know I used a ton more mayo than called for.

Very good and easy

This was super simple and the flavors get better the longer it sits. I personally thought it needed a little more lemon juice to help phase out the mayo flavor but like I said it got better if y...