Ok, it’s right after Easter….which probably means you’re trying to figure out what the heck to do with all that ham.

 

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Well, I invited Deb from Bowl Me Over to set us straight – and her Famous Leftover Ham Pasta Salad is SO EASY to make, even I can do it!

 

This makes a delicious pasta salad that’s a perfect side dish, light lunch, or practically a whole meal!

 

Ham Pasta Salad is easy to make and a crowd pleaser too. It’s great for a barbecue or on the buffet at your next family gathering – and it’s a great way to get everyone talking about your cooking!

 

All I can say is that I’m going over to Deb’s for dinner!

 

Ham, feta cheese and veggies are packed into Ham Pasta Salad and topped with a creamy mayonnaise dressing.

Ham Pasta Salad is a great salad for your next barbecue!

Hi my name is Deb and I’m thrilled to meet you today! Maat has invited me to do some guest blogging here and I specialize in recipes.

 

Before I share that recipe with you today, I thought I’d tell you a little bit about myself! I grew up in St. Helens Oregon and we lived in a little house in the country. We always had big garden, dogs and cats – goats, ducks and of course chickens!

 

Now Fresno, CA is home. On my blog I share meals inspired by our travels and of course what is in season here in the central valley.

 

I’ve been blogging for about three years. My blog is named Bowl Me Over. It’s aptly named because most often I share meals in a bowl!

 

The majority of my recipes are quick and easy. Soups and stews are prevalent in the fall and winter. Spring and summer is filled with delicious salads and grilling favorites.

 

My Instant Pot is always nearby (isn’t it the great kitchen appliance next to the dishwasher? ) I’m excited to share my creations with you!

 

Ok… let’s talk pasta salad!

If you’re like me right after Easter you have some leftover ham. This recipe for Ham Pasta Salad is a great way to use up some of your leftovers. I think you really will love it!

 

If you’re looking for more recipes to use up leftover ham check out this recipe for Deviled Ham, Instant Pot Potato Soup with Ham or Ham and Bean Soup (one of my personal favorites!)

 

A green bowl filled with Ham and Cheese Pasta Salad. It's a big bowl piled high and there's enough for everyone!

Ham and Cheese Pasta Salad is a great use of leftover ham!

 

As delicious as ham sandwiches are after a day or two you get tired of eating the same thing over and over. That’s where this salad comes in!

 

I love this salad because…

1. it uses everyday ingredients (in fact you may even have everything you need!)

2. It’s quick and easy to make.

3. Uses up leftovers – always a bonus, right? And

4… that same family that loved your holiday ham is going to gobble up pasta salad with ham!

 

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A large green bowl filled with pasta salad with ham. There's a white plate dished up and ready to be devoured!

Ham Pasta Salad is a crowd pleaser that’s easy to make!

Steps to Make Deb’s Famous Leftover Ham Pasta Salad

  1. Cook the pasta and allow it to cool completely
  2. Dice ham into half inch cubes
  3. Clean and dice the vegetables. Dicing the veg into small pieces will allow you to get a scoop of everything when you grab a big forkful!
  4. Make the dressing by combining mayonnaise and vinegar. Mix until creamy and add to the salad bowl

 

Easy right?!!

 

Tips to make this pasta salad

Cook the pasta ahead of time and allow it to cool completely.

 

Why? Because if you try and dress the salad when the pasta is hot it will soak up the dressing and you’ll end up using twice as much! Cook the pasta ahead of time and tuck it into the refrigerator.

 

A white plate piled high with pasta salad. A green bowl behind it is filled to the brim with salad too so there's something for everyone with this Ham and Pasta Salad Recipe!

Grab your fork or even better yet a spoon so you scoop up a big bite of Ham and Pasta Salad

Deb’s Famous Leftover Ham Pasta Salad

 

Deb’s Famous Leftover Ham Pasta Salad

  • Ham
  • Feta Cheese
  • Pasta
  • Red bell pepper
  • Green onions
  • Broccoli
  • Celery
  • Carrots
  • Red onions
  • Mayonnaise
  • Vinegar
  1. Cook the pasta and allow it to cool completely

    Dice ham into half inch cubes

    Clean and dice the vegetables. Dicing the veg into small pieces will allow you to get a scoop of everything when you grab a big forkful!

    Make the dressing by combining mayonnaise and vinegar. Mix until creamy and add to the salad bowl

If you love a great pasta salad, I’m going to send you over to the blog for more terrific recipes!

 

Souper Chef DebDebra Clark blogs over at Bowl Me Over where she shares her love of all things in a bowl! Soups, stews, salads, Buddha bowls, ice cream you name it! Comfort food that is delicious and full of flavor. Most meals are quick and easy!

You can also connect with her on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.