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Ham and Cheese Pasta Salad

Great way to use up leftover ham.
Course Pasta, Salad
Cuisine All-American
Keyword cheese, ham, pasta, Salad
Prep Time 20 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Author Lynn / Turnips 2 Tangerines


  • 1 pound package pasta such as: elbow, fusilli, gemelli, rotelle, cavatappi, or radiatore
  • 2 large carrots, peeled and shredded
  • 1/4 cup shredded onion
  • 1/4 cup diced celery
  • 2 1/4 cups mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 1/2 cups diced cooked ham
  • 1 cup diced sharp cheddar cheese


  • Cook pasta according to package directions.
  • Drain and rinse under cold running water, drain again.
  • In a large bowl toss together pasta, shredded carrots, onion and celery.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, milk, sugar, apple cider vinegar, mustard, salt and pepper.
  • Add ham, cheddar cheese and mayonnaise mixture to carrots, onion and celery.
  • Toss gently together. Refrigerate one to two hours before serving.