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Layered Pasta Salad

Servings: 15 Preparation Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 1 hour Inactive Time: 5 hours

DRESSING:

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 2 teaspoons white wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

SALAD:

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  • 3 cups cooked and drained macaroni pasta
  • 3 cups chopped romaine lettuce
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1/4 cup finely diced red onion
  • 1/2 cup thawed frozen green peas
  • 1/3 cup chopped celery
  • 1 1/2 cups diced ham
  • 1/3 cup black olives
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese

PREPARATION:

  1. In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, sour cream, white wine vinegar, sugar, Dijon mustard, Worcestershire sauce, salt, and black pepper. Mix well to make the dressing.
  2. In a large trifle bowl or glass dish, layer the salad ingredients in the following order: lettuce, cooked pasta, diced red bell pepper, finely diced red onion, thawed green peas, chopped celery, diced ham, black olives, dressing, and shredded cheddar cheese.
  3. Cover the dish tightly and refrigerate for at least 5 hours to allow the flavors to meld.
  4. Toss the salad right before serving to ensure all ingredients are evenly coated with the dressing.

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