Peas and Pasta Salad

There’s something about the ‘pop’ of putting peas in a smooth, creamy pasta salad. I added in some ham I had smoked a while back that was hiding in the back of the freezer. It added a nice smoky flavor to the salad. If you don’t have any ham, you can leave it out and still have a great peas and pasta salad. For extra crunch, add in some finely chopped green and red bell pepper.Peas and Pasta Salad

For extra smoky goodness, substitute a smoked cheddar instead. Or for a lighter cheese flavor use mild cheddar. Monterrey Jack cheese is also great in this salad.

The original recipe came from Sunny Anderson.

Peas and Pasta Salad

There's something about the 'pop' of putting peas in a smooth, creamy pasta salad.
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 8 -10
Calories 706kcal
Author Mike


  • 1 pound elbow macaroni
  • 1/4 cup red onion chopped
  • 2 cups mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoons sugar
  • 10 ounces peas frozen, thawed
  • 1/2 cup extra sharp Cheddar cheese cubed
  • 10 ounces cooked ham chopped


  • Cook pasta per package instructions. Drain well and let cool. Transfer to a large bowl.
  • Add the red onion, mayo, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce and sugar to a small bowl. Mix well. Season with salt and pepper. Add to the pasta and fold to combine.
  • Add the remaining ingredients to the large box and fold to combine. Season with salt and pepper.


Calories: 706kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 47g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 56mg | Sodium: 835mg | Potassium: 354mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 380IU | Vitamin C: 23.1mg | Calcium: 81mg | Iron: 1.8mg

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