Perfect Potluck Pasta Salad

Time: 1 hour

So easy, so good… perfect in fact to share with those that belong to you… the more, the merrier

Music Selection: Jacob Lee – I Belong To You


6 – 8 cups cooked pasta (macaroni, radiatore, fusilli) – at room temperature

1 cup cooked ham, cubed

1 cup cheddar cheese (old), cubed

1 green onion, diced

½ red pepper, diced

2 stalks celery, diced

10 cherry tomatoes, quartered

1 ½ – 2 cups mayonnaise (more if your pasta is dry)

1 ½ tsp smoked paprika

(optional) 1 tsp dried dill

1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar

Salt/pepper to taste


In large bowl, mix your pasta gently with green onion, red pepper, celery, ham, and tomatoes.

Mix gently. Add the mayonnaise, paprika and apple cider vinegar. Mix. Salt/pepper to taste. Let set for a few hours in the fridge (covered) so the flavours blend.

Just before you serve, taste it to see if it needs a little extra mayonnaise or paprika. Top with an extra shake of smoked paprika and/or dill.

Enjoy with steak, burgers, BBQ chicken…. goes with well with … a party

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