Ham It Up Pasta Salad

While you might think that a pasta salad is too much work for a lunch, you might reconsider when you realize that it's great for everyone's lunch and makes a great side for burgers too.
  • 12 oz. dried elbow macaroni -- or other pasta of similar size
  • 1 c. diced ham
  • 1 c. diced cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 c. diced red pepper
  • 1/2 c. diced red onion
  • 1/2 c. diced celery
  • 1/2 c. oil-based salad dressing -- choose your favorite variety or make your own
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Cook the pasta according to the package directions. Rinse and drain. Put into a large bowl. Add the remaining ingredients and toss well to coat. Keep chilled until ready to eat.

  • Yields: 3-4 servings
  • Preparation Time: 20 minutes
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