Kid Favorite Pasta Salad

Kid-Favorite Pasta Salad

This Kid-Favorite Pasta Salad uses just 5 ingredients (not including salt and pepper) and as the name implies, is a hit with the children!

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Kid Favorite Pasta Salad
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Kid-Favorite Pasta Salad

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Servings: 8
Calories: 507kcal
Author: Kim Maes


  • 16 ounces (450 g) gluten-free macaroni noodles
  • 10 slices deli ham , sliced into thin strips
  • 8 ounces (227 g) Monterey Jack cheese, cut into ½-inch cubes
  • 6 cups (300 g) pre-shredded vegetables, such as broccoli slaw
  • ½ cup (120 mL) gluten-free poppy seed dressing
  • 1 teaspoon (6 g) kosher or fine sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon (1.2 g) freshly ground black pepper


  • Bring a pot of water to a boil. Add a generous pinch of salt to the boiling water. Add pasta and cook according to package directions until al dente, then drain water and place the pasta in a large mixing bowl and let cool.
  • Add ham, cheese, and shredded vegetables to the cooled pasta and mix to combine. Toss with dressing thoroughly. Add salt and pepper, to taste.


Nutrition Facts
Kid-Favorite Pasta Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 507 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 8g40%
Cholesterol 47mg16%
Sodium 955mg40%
Potassium 457mg13%
Carbohydrates 62g21%
Fiber 8g32%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 25g50%
Vitamin A 7149IU143%
Vitamin C 14mg17%
Calcium 338mg34%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Kid Favorite Pasta Salad Recipe

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