Chock full of ham and Monterey Jack cheese, this cool and creamy salad is perfect for a potluck picnic.

Source: Midwest Living

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Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
chill:
4 hrs
total:
4 hrs 30 mins
Servings:
4
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain pasta; rinse with cold water. Drain again.

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  • In a large mixing bowl combine pasta, ham, cheese, peas, celery, onion, and pimiento. Toss gently to mix.

  • For dressing, in a small mixing bowl stir together mayonnaise or salad dressing, pickle relish or chopped pickle, milk, and pepper. Pour dressing over pasta mixture. Toss to coat. Cover and chill for 4 to 24 hours.

  • Just before serving, stir in milk, if necessary. Spoon pasta mixture into a serving bowl.

  • Arrange cherry tomato halves around the edge of bowl. If desired, garnish with parsley. Makes 4 main-dish servings.

Nutrition Facts

534 calories; fat 34g; cholesterol 71mg; saturated fat 10g; carbohydrates 32g; protein 25g; sodium 1175mg.
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