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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 sometimes to save time I also use a bottled salad dressing. My youngest daughter really likes this with bacon ranch salad dressing!!!
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 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.
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 omit the cheese or shred it as other reviewers mentioned. Onion is a must. I added these items as it started out too dry ( not enough dressing) and bland. Would make again but as mentioned as the base for the salad.
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