Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Spanish Ham and Manchego Pasta Salad

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 30 min
  • Active: 30 min
  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings
Bring on the Spain with this pasta salad with ham, manchego and smoked paprika.



  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.
  2. Whisk together the mayonnaise, sour cream, lemon juice, smoked paprika, garlic, 3/4 cup of the manchego, 1/2 teaspoon salt and a few grinds of pepper in a large bowl.
  3. Add the pasta to the boiling water and cook according to the package directions. Drain and rinse under cold water to cool; add to the bowl with the dressing.
  4. Add the ham, parsley and red peppers to the bowl and toss to combine. Season with salt and pepper. Top with the remaining 1/4 cup manchego and sprinkle with smoked paprika. The pasta salad is best if served right away.
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