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Ham & Cheese Macaroni Pasta Salad

Tasty and simple to make. You'll love this recipe for ham and cheese macaroni pasta salad. It's made with simple ingredients that you likely already have on hand. By the way - it's also an excellent dish for enjoying that leftover ham!

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Easy Macaroni Pasta Salad with Ham & Cheese

Serve at Picnics or Potlucks or as A Meal On Its Own...

One of the first crowd-pleasing macaroni salads I learned how to make. This quick and easy pasta salad has become a go-to recipe in our family for any occasion. It’s great for taking along to your next picnic, church potluck, or serving for your next barbecue. It’s also a good fit for spring or summer lunches, holiday meals, and simple suppers.

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Gluten FreeQuick & Easy
Servings:  10
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Prep Time :20 minutes
Cook Time :10 minutes
Total Time :30 minutes
Course : Dinner, Lunch, Supper
Cuisine : American
Diet : Gluten Free
Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.
Calories 426
Fat 18
Carbohydrates 54
Protein 12

There are many options when it comes to making macaroni pasta salad. However, this recipe shares the ingredients we typically use when making it.

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Ham & Cheese Macaroni Pasta Salad

Kymberley @GfreeDeliciously
Tasty and simple to make. You'll love this recipe for ham and cheese macaroni salad. It's made with simple ingredients that you likely already have on hand. By the way - it's also an excellent dish for enjoying that leftover ham!
5 from 1 vote
Gluten FreeQuick & Easy
This recipe may contain affiliate links. For more information, visit our Affiliate Disclosure.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Dinner, Lunch, Supper
Cuisine American
Servings 10
Calories 426 kcal

EQUIPMENT

  • Large pot or saucepan
  • Colander
  • Cutting Board
  • Cook's knife
  • Utensils (Whisk, Large Spoon, Measuring Cups and Spoons)

INGREDIENTS
 
 

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INSTRUCTIONS
 

Cook pasta in a large pot or saucepan using the package directions as a guideline.

  • Most kinds of pasta cook in 8 to 12 minutes. Cook until it is tender and firm but no longer crunchy - al-dente' (ahl-DEN-Tay). Drain the pasta, then rinse in cold water to bring the temperature down quickly, stopping the cooking process and keeping the noodles loose for the salad. Once cooled, transfer the cooled pasta to a colander or mesh strainer, shake to remove excess water. Set aside.
    3 cups Gluten-Free brown rice Pasta

Prep the Ingredients

  • Cut the cooked Ham into approximately 1/2-inch cubes.
  • Dice the Colby cheese into approximately 1/4-inch cubes.

To Assemble the Salad

  • Add the drained and cooled pasta to a large mixing bowl, then add the peas, cheese, and Ham.
    1-1/2 cups cooked Ham, 1-1/2 cups Colby cheese, 1 cup frozen Peas
  • Sprinkle the seasonings over the top of all the ingredients.
    3/4 cup gluten-free Mayonnaise, 1 3/4 teaspoon Onion Powder, 1 1/2 teaspoon coarse ground black pepper, 1 teaspoon Gluten-Free Seasoned Salt, 3/4 teaspoon Celery Salt
  • Using the back of a large spoon, add the mayonnaise, lightly spread it with the seasonings over the bowl ingredients, then gently fold the mixture into the pasta until evenly blended.
  • Cover and place into the refrigerator for 30 to 45 minutes for the flavors to come together. Stir gently before serving. Enjoy!

KITCHEN NOTES

Gluten-Free Seasoned Salt

Nearly everyone knows and loves Lawry's ® Seasoned Salt, the famous seasoning blend with endless uses.
At GfreeDeliciously, we've made a gluten-free copycat version that tastes as you remember at a fraction of the supermarket price. To make it, check out our Gluten-Free Seasoned Salt {Lawry's ® Seasoned Salt – Copycat Recipe} recipe.

Nutrition

Calories: 426kcalCarbohydrates: 54gProtein: 12gFat: 18gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 8gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 23mgSodium: 603mgPotassium: 96mgFiber: 2gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 189IUVitamin C: 6mgVitamin D: 0.1µgCalcium: 55mgIron: 2mg
Keyword cheese, ham, Macaroni, pasta, quick and easy, salad, sidedish, summer
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