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Ham, Pasta and Pea Salad is so easy to make and my family loves it. . I like having it on hand for a quick lunch. Take this ham salad to a potluck or add to a buffet and you won’t have any leftover. This is a great way to use up leftover ham, too.  I can make a meal out of this salad.

2 cups mini penne pasta, cooked al dente according to package directions and drained
2 cups chopped cooked ham
1 medium onion, peeled and chopped
1 (4 ounce) jar diced pimentos, drained
1 tablespoon celery seeds
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup frozen peas
2 tablespoons sugar
3/4 cup mayonnaise or Miracle Whip
2 tablespoons white vinegar
1 1/2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese


Combine pasta, ham, chopped onion, pimentos, celery seeds, black pepper, salt and peas. Toss to mix. Sprinkle on sugar and vinegar and add mayonnaise. Mix well with spoon. Fold in shredded cheese. Refrigerate 3 to 4 hours. Makes 8 to 10 servings.

Note: This salad will keep in the refrigerator for several days and recipe could be cut in half or even doubled for a crowd.

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