Ham and Shell Salad


A variation from the traditional macaroni or pasta salad.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
11 mins
Additional Time:
59 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 20 mins
6 servings


  • 1 (8 ounce) package medium pasta shells

  • 1 (10 ounce) package frozen peas, thawed

  • ¼ pound deli ham, diced

  • 1 cup diced Cheddar cheese

  • ¼ cup chopped onion

  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon pepper


  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
20g Fat
33g Carbs
16g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 365
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 20g 25%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 37mg 12%
Sodium 672mg 29%
Total Carbohydrate 33g 12%
Dietary Fiber 5g 18%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 16g
Vitamin C 11mg 55%
Calcium 190mg 15%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 202mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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