Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 0 mins

This salad is so easy and you can use it as a side dish or as a meal in it self. Everyone always wants me to make it for cookouts or they want the recipe.You can add just about any vegetables to this. This will be one of your families favorite.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook pasta according to directions, drain and cool.
  2. Add all other ingredients, making sure that it is all diced small, except dressing.
  3. Mix Italian dressing according to directions.
  4. Pour over entire salad, mix well.
  5. Serve chilled.


Most Helpful

Perfect summertime food...My wife loves it so much she keeps asking me to make it over and over again...Keep in mind this recipe makes a lot of salad...2 large keep this in mind when you are making it...I did tweek the recipe a bit. I omitted the celery and onion, reduced 1/2 pound of cheese and used extra virgin olive oil instead of the vegetable oil needed for the italian seasoning packets...fantastic...this is a very forgiving recipe and you can add or subtract ingredients and it will still be a hit.....thank you for the recipe...

scswanson2002 August 09, 2010

We make this all the time, different almost everytime, depending on whats in the fridge, depending on what pasta I have on hand. Sometime there isnt ham but chicken or only one kind of cheese. We like a sprinkle of parmeasan over it too, we have changed cheddar for feta and changed the italian for greek dressing. I always get are you bringing your pasta salad.... Its a great summer salad. Thanks for posting it.

KennKonn May 06, 2007

I made this for a Teacher's Luncheon and it worked out great! I liked it so much that I just made a batch for ourselves. I used some multi-colored rotini which added some more color. I am going to make this regularly to have on hand for hungry husband and kids! Thanks so much Aunt B., for posting. Roxygirl

Roxygirl in Colorado May 05, 2007

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