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This is an easy and beautiful salad that makes the perfect side dish to bring to a potluck. Layered Pasta Salad has layers of macaroni, red onion, peas, ham, cheese, tomato and is tossed in a ranch dressing.
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Layered Pasta Salad

Course Side
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 12


  • 2 cups medium shell macaroni cooked and drained
  • 1 large red onion diced
  • 1 10 oz. bag frozen peas, thawed and drained
  • 1 6 oz. package ham, sliced and chopped
  • 1/2 cup real Mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup Ranch dressing
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup tomato chopped
  • 3 green onions sliced


  • Layer the first 4 ingredients in a large salad bowl.
  • In a medium size bowl, mix the mayo and dressing spread evenly over salad.
  • Top with cheese, tomatoes and green onion.
  • Refrigerate for a couple hours before serving.
  • Toss gently before serving.