Creamy Ham and Pasta Salad

Elizabeth Lancaster


This flavorful pasta salad is hearty enough for a hot weather meal, and it will be welcome at any potluck or picnic. Serve this salad with a cup of soup or a sandwich for a perfect family dinner. I served mine with a freshly cut up water melon. Made this for my Grandmother tonight, and she LOVED it!!

Hope this dish finds its way to your table. Enjoy!

★★★★★ 2 votes
10-12 people
35 Min
15 Min
Stove Top


1 lb
of cooked elbow macaroni noodles
2 large
tomatoes, diced
1 small
onion, diced
1 to 1 1/2 c
mayonnaise dressing
3 Tbsp
2 Tbsp
celery seed
2 large
peeled and diced cucumbers
3 c
chopped ham
1 Tbsp
ground pepper
2 tsp
1/2 c
diced sharp cheddar cheese
1 Tbsp
dill weed

How to Make Creamy Ham and Pasta Salad


  • 1bring a large pot of water to a boil, cook macaroni pasta according to package directions, drain and rinse, set aside. And cool completely,

    ******(may place in fridge to cool faster)******
  • 2While pasta is boiling, chop ham,tomatoes,onions,cucumbers and cheese, set aside in a large bowl.
  • 3Add ingredients to cooked pasta, stir well, add mayo,sugar,salt,pepper,dill weed,and celery seed, Stir well,(if pasta seems dry, add small amounts of mayo until you achieve the amount of moistness you desire)
  • 4TIP ********( now I love celery seed, I added DOUBLE the amount that I posted in this recipe, if you find this pasta lacking in celery taste, I suggest you add one more Tbls (at a time), of celery seed) Stir well after each additional Tbls. so you may taste your pasta, before adding more. ******


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About Creamy Ham and Pasta Salad

Course/Dish: Pasta, Pasta Salads, Pork, Salads
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids