Sunday, October 23, 2011
Ranch Ham and Pasta Salad
Good Sunday Morning! If you made my Baked Ham recipe here is another to use up any leftovers. This is easy and delicious! Hope you enjoy.
3 cups uncooked small shell pasta
2 cups frozen baby sweet peas
3 cups diced cooked ham
1 cup sliced celery
1 cup chopped red bell pepper
1/2 cup dill pickle relish, drained
2 cups colby monterey jack cheese blend, diced
3/4 cups mayonnaise
3/4 cup ranch salad dressing
1/4 cup chopped fresh chives
1/8 teaspoon pepper
Cook pasta to desired doneness as directed on package, adding peas during last 2 to 3 minutes of cooking time. Drain; rinse with cold water to cool. Drain well.
Meanwhile, in large bowl, combine all remaining salad ingredients. In small bowl, combine all dressing ingredients; blend well.
Add pasta to salad; stir gently to mix. Add dressing; toss to coat. Serve immediately, or cover and refrigerate until serving time.