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Ham and Cheese Bowtie Pasta Salad

A perfect summertime pasta salad filled with bow tie pasta, ham, cheese, broccoli, tomatoes, cucumbers, and bell peppers.
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: bowtie pasta salad, ham and cheese pasta salad, pasta salad,
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 9 minutes
Chill Time: 3 hours
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 4295kcal


  • Saucepan
  • wooden spoon
  • Cutting board
  • Knife
  • large bowl
  • Small bowl


  • 1 box farfalle or mini farfalle pasta 1 pound
  • 3/4 cup cherry tomatoes cut in half or quartered
  • 3/4 cup broccoli cut into small pieces
  • 1 cup ham diced
  • 1 cup mild cheese or your favorite, diced
  • 2 tbsp red bell pepper diced
  • 2 tbsp yellow bell pepper diced
  • 2 tbsp orange bell pepper diced
  • 1/2 cup cucumber sliced


  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 tsp dried parsley
  • 1/2 tsp dried chives
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper


  • Cook pasta according to the instructions on the package to al dente.
  • While the pasta is cooking, cut vegetables, ham, and cheese
  • Drain pasta and rinse with cold water.
  • Add pasta, vegetables, ham, and cheese to a large bowl and stir to combine.
  • In a small bowl whisk together the dressing ingredients until smooth.
  • Pour over pasta salad and toss to combine.
  • Cover and refrigerate until chilled. At least 3-4 hours.


Store leftovers in the fridge.
You can use all one color or a combination of colors for the bell peppers.


Calories: 4295kcal | Carbohydrates: 360g | Protein: 126g | Fat: 259g | Saturated Fat: 73g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 359mg | Sodium: 4528mg | Potassium: 2497mg | Fiber: 19g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 5901IU | Vitamin C: 187mg | Calcium: 1150mg | Iron: 11mg