Rating: 4 stars
2 Ratings
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When I make this pasta salad, I usually pair it with hot dogs, fried chicken, or sandwiches. I also make it whenever I have leftover ham. This is a recipe with ingredients that can be easily changed to suit your own taste.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
10 mins
additional:
4 hrs
total:
4 hrs 25 mins
Servings:
16
Yield:
16 servings
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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Whisk mayonnaise, pickle relish, and milk in a bowl until combined; season with salt and black pepper. Chill in refrigerator while preparing remaining ingredients.

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  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook bow-tie pasta at a boil, stirring occasionally, until cooked through yet firm to the bite, about 12 minutes; drain and transfer to a large bowl.

  • Gently stir ham, Cheddar cheese, peas, onion, celery, and pimento into pasta. Pour mayonnaise mixture over pasta mixture and toss to evenly coat.

  • Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate 4 hours to overnight.

Nutrition Facts

267 calories; protein 10.9g; carbohydrates 25.3g; fat 13.5g; cholesterol 25.4mg; sodium 352mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (2)

2 Ratings
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Rating: 4 stars
08/26/2013
This was a nice way to use leftover ham. I like that it's easily thrown together w/freezer/pantry staples. I'm not a fan of the way the pasta absorbs all of the dressing though. If I made this again I think I'd dress it just prior to serving. I also chose to use dill relish as opposed to sweet per personal preference. THANKS for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/23/2015
10-23-15 Not too bad just as is but even better embellished with things that sound good to you or to use what you've got in the fridge. In my case since I was only making this for Hubs and me it didn't make sense to open a jar of pimiento even tho' I know that would have contributed excellent flavor. I substituted red bell pepper which added the same bright red color as well as some additional crunch. The sweet pickle relish didn't move me but I agreed it could use a little flavor punch so I added some Marie's Ranch Salad Dressing along with the mayonnaise. I love raw onion but didn't add it as I didn't want to taste it hours later! I didn't measure anything just added ingredients in amounts that looked right to me. Read More
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