Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Cobb Pasta Salad

While my girlie loves to just eat a hard boiled egg right from the shell we decorated for Easter, I prefer to find some ways to eat them in or with something. I have always loved a fresh Cobb Salad, but since I had some pasta in the pantry and ham (instead of chicken) I decided to try a Cobb Pasta Salad (variation)! My girlie and I had fun making it together and we all enjoyed eating it!

  • Hard Boiled (Easter) Eggs

  • Pasta (I had a 1/4 box each of ditallini and ziti in the pantry so that's what we used)

  • Ham diced or chopped (use your leftover Easter ham or deli ham)

  • Shredded Cheddar Cheese

  • Crumbled Bacon

  • Chunks of fresh tomato

  • Cucumber slices

  • Onion chopped

  • Salt & Pepper to taste

  • Italian & Ranch Dressing


Boil pasta, drain and let cool. Dice your tomatoes and onions and slice cucumbers. Put veggies in a big bowl. Add salt and pepper to taste and a splash of Italian Dressing, stir to coat. Add your pasta to the bowl, add a little more Italian Dressing and stir to coat and combine with the veggies.

Layer your plate: pasta and veggies, then top with a row of diced/chopped ham, a row of chopped hard boiled egg, a row of shredded cheddar and finally a row of chopped bacon.

You can then decide whether to eat with Italian Dressing or as I did with some Ranch Dressing on the side!

This post is linked with Blessed With Grace for Tempt My Tummy Tuesday and Balancing Beauty and Bedlam for Tasty Tuesday. Check out the other yummy dishes over there...sure helps me with my meal planning!

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  1. That sounds so yummy! Can you believe we didn't do Easter eggs this year? I kept them so busy with Spring Break activities and completely forgot! Hopefully I won't forget where I put the egg dye kit for next year!


  2. What a fun idea! I love a cobb salad and I love pasta - together it looks yummy!

  3. This would be a great summer recipe when it is just too hot to cook. Thank you for sharing!

  4. Yum. I love to order a Cobb salad when out to lunch, but forget to make it at home. Thanks for the reminder and thanks for linking to TMTT.

  5. This cobb salad looks and sounds delicious! I soooo love that you put pasta in it! YUM


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