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Ranch Ham and Pasta Salad

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  1 reviews
  • 20 min prep time
  • total time
  • 9 ingredients
  • 6 servings
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Potatoes add a new twist to this picnic favorite, prepared in under an hour.

Ingredients

4
unpeeled small new potatoes, cubed (2 cups)
2
cups uncooked radiatore (nugget) pasta (6 ounces)
2
cups broccoli flowerets
1
cup diced fully cooked ham
1/4
cup chopped drained roasted red bell peppers (from 7-ounce jar)
2
medium green onions, chopped (2 tablespoons)
1/3
cup mayonnaise or salad dressing
1/3
cup ranch dressing
1/8
teaspoon freshly ground pepper

Steps

  • 1 Place potatoes in 4-quart Dutch oven; add enough water just to cover potatoes. Cover and heat to boiling; boil 4 minutes. Remove potatoes from water with slotted spoon.
  • 2 Add pasta to boiling water in Dutch oven; cook and drain as directed on package, adding broccoli for last 2 minutes of cooking. Cool potatoes, pasta and broccoli slightly. Refrigerate about 1 hour or until completely chilled.
  • 3 Mix potatoes, pasta, broccoli, ham, bell peppers and onions in large glass or plastic bowl. Mix mayonnaise, ranch dressing and pepper; gently stir into potato mixture. Serve immediately, or cover and refrigerate up to 2 hours before serving.
  • 1 Place potatoes in 4-quart Dutch oven; add enough water just to cover potatoes. Cover and heat to boiling; boil 4 minutes. Remove potatoes from water with slotted spoon.
  • 2 Add pasta to boiling water in Dutch oven; cook and drain as directed on package, adding broccoli for last 2 minutes of cooking. Cool potatoes, pasta and broccoli slightly. Refrigerate about 1 hour or until completely chilled.
  • 3 Mix potatoes, pasta, broccoli, ham, bell peppers and onions in large glass or plastic bowl. Mix mayonnaise, ranch dressing and pepper; gently stir into potato mixture. Serve immediately, or cover and refrigerate up to 2 hours before serving.

Expert Tips

To serve this salad at an outdoor gathering, place the salad bowl in a shallow tray or bowl filled with crushed ice.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
385
Calories from Fat
190
% Daily Value
Total Fat
21g
21%
Saturated Fat
4g
4%
Cholesterol
350mg
350%
Sodium
880mg
880%
Total Carbohydrate
36g
36%
Dietary Fiber
3g
3%
Protein
16g
16%
% Daily Value*:
Iron
14%
14%
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 1 Vegetable; 2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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