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Ham Pasta Salad with wooden spoon in bowl
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Ham Pasta Salad

Ham Pasta Salad is an easy and tasty summer salad filled with ham, cheese, peas, pasta and a delicious dressing. This will be the most popular summer salad at your next potluck, BBQ, or picnic! 
Course: Salad, Side Dish
Keyword: ham pasta salad
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
plus chilling: 1 hour
Servings: 8
Author: Heather


  • 7 oz box small pasta, (rings, shells or macaroni)
  • 1 cup diced ham
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 4 oz mild cheddar cheese, cubed
  • cups mayo or miracle whip
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper


  • Cook pasta according to package directions, drain, rinse with cold water and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, combine ham, peas and cheese.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the mayo/miracle whip, sugar, lemon juice, salt and pepper.
  • Add the pasta and dressing to the ham, peas, and cheese. Gently fold together until it is mixed thoroughly.
  • Cover and chill until ready to serve.


Calories: 226kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 726mg | Potassium: 139mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 314IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 115mg | Iron: 1mg
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