Ham and Cheese Pasta Salad Recipe

Ham and Cheese Pasta Salad Recipe

How To Make Ham and Cheese Pasta Salad

Turn your favorite sandwich into a pasta salad with this recipe. Ham, cheese, celery, and bell peppers with some farfalle complete this dish.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 10 minutes
Chill Time: 4 hours
Total: 4 hours 25 minutes



  • ½cupmayonnaise
  • ¼cupsweet pickle relish
  • 1tbspmilk,or more to taste
  • salt and ground black pepper,to taste
  • 16ozfarfalle (bow-tie) pasta
  • 8ozcooked ham,cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 8ozCheddar cheese,cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1cupfrozen peas,thawed
  • ½cuponion,minced
  • 1stalk celery,thinly sliced
  • 2tbsppimento,diced


  1. Whisk mayonnaise, pickle relish, and milk in a bowl until combined; season with salt and black pepper. Chill in refrigerator while preparing remaining ingredients.

  2. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook bow-tie pasta at a boil for about 12 minutes, stirring occasionally, until cooked through yet firm to the bite; drain and transfer to a large bowl.

  3. Gently stir ham, Cheddar cheese, peas, onion, celery, and pimento into pasta. Pour mayonnaise mixture over pasta mixture and toss to evenly coat.

  4. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate 4 hours to overnight.


  • Calories: 251.18kcal
  • Fat: 12.10g
  • Saturated Fat: 4.10g
  • Trans Fat: 0.17g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 3.28g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 3.84g
  • Carbohydrates: 25.21g
  • Fiber: 1.73g
  • Sugar: 2.67g
  • Protein: 10.05g
  • Cholesterol: 25.45mg
  • Sodium: 339.61mg
  • Calcium: 111.44mg
  • Potassium: 149.28mg
  • Iron: 0.76mg
  • Vitamin A: 51.29µg
  • Vitamin C: 3.83mg
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