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    Pasta Salad

    Pasta Salad. Photo by Annacia

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    30 mins

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    10 mins

    loof's Note:

    Great for picnics, potlucks, or as a meal on it's own!

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    Ingredients:

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    • 1 (12 ounce) package rotini pasta
    • 1 (10 ounce) package frozen green peas
    • 1 large tomato, chopped
    • 1/2 lb deli ham (in 1 piece, not sliced)
    • 1 (4 ounce) jar sliced mushrooms, drained (optional)
    • 1 (16 ounce) bottle ranch dressing

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Pour the frozen peas into a colander.
    2. 2
      Cook the pasta according to the package directions until 'al dente'. Drain the pasta by pouring it into the colander over the peas (the hot pasta will thaw the peas while you complete the preparation of the salad).
    3. 3
      Cube the ham and saute it until lightly browned.
    4. 4
      Mix the warm pasta, peas, tomato, ham, and mushrooms in a large bowl. Add the ranch dressing and toss until all salad ingredients are well coated (I usually use almost all of the bottle).
    5. 5
      Chill until ready to serve.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on March 05, 2013

      55

      Great and versatile summer salad !! I added some extra things like lettuce and grated carrot to pad it out and make it into a stand alone meal. Loved the slivers of ham and dressing !!

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    • on November 05, 2012

      45

      Made this for lunch today for my girls and I. I used chopped celery in place of the peas as a personal choice (next time I will add chopped up raw sugar snap peas), after I mixed the pasta, chopped celery and tomato in the bowl, I discovered that someone polished off a whole package of deli ham last night, so I cooked up some bacon and crumbled it in place of the ham. The only other addition I made was to add a small amount of chopped onion... I will be making the recipe again however; next time I will purchase some ham to use as I think I would like that better then the bacon. My daughters also suggested that I add some fresh squeezed lemon juice to the ranch dressing to add a bit of a twang. Made and reviewed for the 70th AUS/NZ Recipe Swap.

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    • on July 21, 2012

      55

      This pasta salad was so good. My son had it for lunch and he loved it. That's a good use for ham. Thanks loof :) Made for the Australian Recipe Swap for July 2012

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    Nutritional Facts for Pasta Salad

    Serving Size: 1 (184 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 712.2
     
    Calories from Fat 390
    54%
    Total Fat 43.3 g
    66%
    Saturated Fat 7.4 g
    37%
    Cholesterol 46.5 mg
    15%
    Sodium 1420.3 mg
    59%
    Total Carbohydrate 62.2 g
    20%
    Dietary Fiber 7.1 g
    28%
    Sugars 8.5 g
    34%
    Protein 19.3 g
    38%

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