Ham Pasta Salad



This ham pasta salad is a great addition to any summer menu. It is perfect for cookouts and parties, and makes a great side dish to go with grilled burgers, chicken, steak, or pork.

ham pasta salad

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8 ounces penne pasta
1lb cooked ham (cubed)
1 large red bell pepper (chopped)
1 large green bell pepper (chopped)
1 large red onion (chopped)
15 small sweet pickles (chopped, juice reserved)
1 cup cherry tomatoes (halved)
1 cup mayonnaise
½ cup sour cream
2 ½ teaspoons beef bouillon granules
1 tablespoon white vinegar
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
2 garlic cloves (minced)


  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add penne pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente, drain and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl combine the drained pasta, ham, red bell pepper, green bell pepper, red onion, pickles, and tomatoes.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, sour cream, beef bouillon granules, vinegar, salt, black pepper, garlic, and ½ cup of the reserved pickle juice. Fold the mayonnaise mixture into the salad and toss gently until evenly coated. Chill overnight to allow the flavors to blend.

(Makes 6 Servings)

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