A deliciously different salad, which is made by tossing pasta with peas, ham and Cheddar in a mayonnaise-based dressing. Enjoy as a side dish or pop into packed lunches.
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!!! - 26 Jun 2009 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
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. - 30 Dec 2010 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
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. - 07 Aug 2009 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)