SMOKY HAM AND PASTA SALAD

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Ham pasta salad is easy and delicious and one of my favorite salads. Ham Pasta Salad - The Southern Lady Cooks

Try this great smoky ham pasta salad anytime of the year.  It keeps well and the bacon bits and liquid smoke really give it a unique flavor you will love.  I like having it in the refrigerator for a quick meal anytime!

Ham pasta salad is wonderful to take to any gathering or function and people love it.

8 oz. wheat rotini, cooked according to package directions. (can use any pasta you like)
1 1/2 cups diced ham
8 oz. sharp cheddar cheese cut in very small cubes
3 or 4 green onions with tops, chopped or 1/2 cup regular onion chopped
1 cup celery, diced
2 tablespoons liquid smoke (If you are not familiar with liquid smoke, it has a strong smoky flavor. We like it in this salad. You can cut this amount in half if you don’t think you will like it.) You can always add more later if you want.  They carry it in most grocery stores. You can also omit it.)
Black pepper to taste
Mayo (about 1/2 cup)
Paprika
Bacon Bits

Toss all ingredients with mayo, sprinkle top with paprika and bacon bits. This salad is so good you won’t be able to stop eating it! Will keep in refrigerator for a week.  Enjoy!

Ham Pasta Salad - The Southern Lady Cooks

Smoky Ham and Pasta Salad
Prep Time
5 mins
Total Time
5 mins
 

This great smoky ham pasta salad anytime of the year. It keeps well and the bacon bits and liquid smoke really give it a unique flavor you will love.

Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Ham Pasta Salad
Author: The Southern Lady Cooks
Ingredients
  • 8 oz. wheat rotini cooked according to package directions. (can use any pasta you like)
  • 1 1/2 cups diced ham
  • 8 oz. sharp cheddar cheese cut in very small cubes
  • 3 or 4 green onions with tops chopped or 1/2 cup regular onion chopped
  • 1 cup celery diced
  • 2 tablespoons liquid smoke
  • Black pepper to taste
  • Mayo about 1/2 cup
  • Paprika
  • Bacon Bits
Instructions
  1. Toss all ingredients with mayo, sprinkle top with paprika and bacon bits. Will keep in refrigerator for a week. Enjoy!

 

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3 Comments

  1. Sarah Grams a.k.a. UW-Madison's Reindeer says:

    I found this recipe years ago and my daughter and I love it. The only difference is the one I have is made with tuna. Can’t wait to try the ham.

  2. Very pretty, liquid smoke, that’s new to me, will be trying this one.

  3. That liquid smoke is an interesting addition. Looks wonderful..Balisha

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