Tuesday, June 2, 2015

No Mayo - Light Pasta salad

With summer here and BBQ season in full effect who doesn't love a good pasta salad? What we don't love is all the extra calories that come with it! I found this recipe on happygrandmaprojects.com. It is a lightened version of a fun ans zesty pasta salad! And it was easy to prepare!

5 cups cooked small pasta shells 
3/4 cups chopped carrots
1/4 cup chopped onions
8 oz. mini-cubed ham
8 oz frozen peas
1/2 tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper
16 oz light sour cream
1/2 cup french dressing
1/2 tablespoon Lawrys Seasoned salt (or and preferred seasoning)
1 cup shredded reduced fat cheese (we used cheddar)
optional - diced celery or green pepper.

Cook the pasta according to the package and drain. Once pasta is ready mix the sour cream, french dressing, and seasonings. Set aside. Toss in the peas, cooked ham, carrots, and onion in with the cooked shells. Stir in the sour cream mixture. Once all is mixed well, place in the fridge for several hours. Serve cold. Its a great substitute for those mayonnaise packed pasta salads!

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