Bowl of Easy Pasta Salad with Utensils
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Easy Pasta Salad

This easy summer pasta salad is perfect for barbecues and potlucks, with refreshing seasonal produce, flavorful ham and cheese, and tangy dressing!

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bbq food, crowd pleaser, picnic food, side dish, Summer Side Dish
Servings: 8 servings


  • 12 ounces tricolor rotini pasta 1 bag
  • 1 each ham steak cubed
  • 3 each green onions sliced
  • 1 can sliced black olives 2.25 ounce can
  • 1 cup sweet corn (or fresh of the cob)
  • ½ cup cherry tomatoes halved
  • ¾ cup cheddar cheese cubed or shredded
  • ½ cup Cheese Fantastico dressing


  • Cook the pasta according to the package directions. When cooked, run under cold water to cool the pasta and stop the cooking process.

  • Combine all ingredients in a bowl. You may want to add more dressing to taste. Serve cold.


This recipe is completely versatile.  Have other veggies in your fridge?  Add them in!  Mix and match different flavor combos!