French Dressing Pasta Salad

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A fresh and bright pasta salad perfect for lunch or a summer party. This pasta salad is made without mayo, and loaded with peas, red onions, Cheddar cheese, and Canadian bacon. Zesty French dressing gives a vibrant color to the salad!


3 cups uncooked bowtie pasta
1/2 cup diced red onion
1 6oz package diced Canadian ham, diced
1 10oz package frozen peas, cooked
1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon pepper
3/4 cup sour cream
1 cup French dressing
1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese


1. Cook pasta, then strain. In a large bowl, combine the cooked pasta, red onion, diced ham, and peas.

2. In another small bowl, mix the sour cream and French dressing, then season with the salt and pepper.

3. Add the dressing to the pasta bowl and stir until everything is coated. Pour in the shredded cheese and mix well. Chill for a few hours before serving.