Chopped Salad Italiano

Total Time
Prep 25 mins
Cook 0 mins

This salad is filled with ham, veggies and whole-grain pasta and is delicious. It can even be a main dish. Recipe is from Kraft.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 4 cups chopped romaine lettuce
  • 1 12 cups chopped tomatoes
  • 1 cup whole wheat rotini, cooked and drained (or multi-grain pasta)
  • 34 cup colby-monterey jack cheese, crumbles (2 percent milk reduced fat)
  • 1 cup chopped cucumber, unpeeled
  • 1 (6 ounce) package 98% fat-free honey ham, chopped
  • 4 slices bacon, cooked, crumbled
  • 14 cup zesty reduced-fat Italian salad dressing


  1. Place lettuce on serving platter.
  2. Arrange remaining ingredients except dressing on lettuce.
  3. Drizzle with dressing.
  4. Toss just before serving.


Most Helpful

Very good and easy to make. I made this up one night and let it sit and ate it for lunch the next day. Nice flavor. I followed the recipe as written other then I used Dreamfield pasta as that is what I buy. I also had cooked ham instead of honey ham and my dressing was not reduced fat. I also used shredded cheese instead of crumbles. Was a nice lunch.

bmcnichol May 08, 2009

With the bacon and ham in this salad, it made for a one dish meal which we enjoyed for yesterday's lunch. As monterey jack cheese is not a cheese I'm familiar with, I used some cheddar (full cream) and some feta (low fat). I'm happy to eat low-fat versions of the white creamy cheeses, but would rather omit the cheese than use low-fat versions of the yellow cheeses which I find tasteless. A mix of these two cheeses seemed like a good compromise and provided an interesting taste contrast. I also added some fresh thyme. Thank you for sharing this very tasty salad, Lainey. Made for PRMR.

bluemoon downunder April 11, 2009

This was wonderful salad and a great way to use up leftover frozen ham from Thansgiving, I used feta cheese and cherry tomatoes and my recipe#237096 thanks for sharing this hon!...Kitten:)

Kittencal@recipezazz October 17, 2007

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