A true southern classic, this Ham and Pasta salad is a staple at most get togethers. You will love the creamy texture and full flavor! 

Ham and Pasta Salad - a southern classic

I’m a little late today since I had so many posts that wound up going up yesterday.

I really didn’t want to inundate my poor followers with so much. Today is Letter H is the A-Z April Blogging Challenge and I went for Ham.

We had tons of ham leftover from Easter and I wanted to find something to do with all the leftovers. This, wonderful, very traditional southern dish, was it.

Ham and Pasta Salad - a southern classic

A great, easy dish that helps use up leftover ham if you have it. A classic ham and pasta salad keeps things traditional.

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Ham and Pasta Salad

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Southern Ham and Pasta Salad

Ham and Pasta Salad | Classic Southern

Nicole Cook
This classic southern Ham and Pasta Salad is the perfect side dish or pasta salad for a BBQ or any get together!
4.41 from 5 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 530 kcal


  • 2 cups pasta cooked
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons prepared mustard
  • ¼ teaspoons salt
  • ¼ teaspoons pepper
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 2 Tablespoons parsley finely chopped
  • ¾ cups celery chopped
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • ½ cup dill pickles chopped
  • 2 cups ham chopped
  • ½ cup cheddar cheese shredded


  • Cook your pasta until tender, according to package directions.
  • Drain and run cold water over the pasta to cool it off. Drain all water.
  • In a small bowl, mix together the mayonnaise, mustard, salt, pepper, garlic and parsley.
  • In a large bowl, pour in the pasta and add the mayo sauce and mix together well.
  • Add the celery, onion, dill pickles and ham and mix together.
  • Gently stir in the shredded cheese.
  • Cover and refrigerate for at least 6 hours.


Calories: 530kcalCarbohydrates: 23gProtein: 23gFat: 38gSaturated Fat: 10gPolyunsaturated Fat: 14gMonounsaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 69mgSodium: 1436mgPotassium: 371mgFiber: 2gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 449IUVitamin C: 6mgCalcium: 141mgIron: 2mg
Keyword easy salad recipes
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  1. This is perfect! I was just doing a search this morning for a yummy pasta salad to make tomorrow, and this has ALL my favorite flavors. Thanks!

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