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creamy ham and pasta salad

★★★★★ 2
a recipe by
Elizabeth Lancaster
Lincoln, NE

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
serves 10-12 people
prep time 35 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For creamy ham and pasta salad

  • 1 lb
    of cooked elbow macaroni noodles
  • 2 lg
    tomatoes, diced
  • 1 sm
    onion, diced
  • 1 to 1 1/2 c
    mayonnaise dressing
  • 3 Tbsp
  • 2 Tbsp
    celery seed
  • 2 lg
    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

  • 1
    bring 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)******
  • 2
    While pasta is boiling, chop ham,tomatoes,onions,cucumbers and cheese, set aside in a large bowl.
  • 3
    Add 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)
  • 4
    TIP ********( 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. ****** Enjoy!!!!!!!