Elevate your salad game with our tantalizing Weight Watchers Best Layered Pasta Salad recipe. Bursting with vibrant flavors and wholesome ingredients, this salad is a delightful addition to any mealtime spread. Whether you’re hosting a gathering or simply craving a nutritious dish, this recipe is sure to impress. Read on for detailed instructions, nutritional information, and Smart WW points to make this salad a staple in your healthy eating journey.


For the Dressing:

  • 1/2 cup light mayonnaise
  • 3/4 cup fat-free sour cream
  • 2 teaspoons white wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sugar substitute (such as Stevia)
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

For the Salad:

  • 3 cups cooked and drained macaroni pasta (whole wheat or low-carb for healthier options)
  • 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 lean ham
  • 1/3 cup sliced black olives
  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat shredded cheddar cheese


  1. Prepare the Dressing:
    • In a small bowl, whisk together the light mayonnaise, fat-free sour cream, white wine vinegar, sugar substitute, Dijon mustard, Worcestershire sauce, salt, and black pepper until well combined. Set aside.
  2. Assemble the Salad:
    • In a large glass serving bowl or trifle dish, layer the cooked macaroni pasta on the bottom.
    • Top the pasta with a layer of chopped romaine lettuce, followed by diced red bell pepper, finely diced red onion, thawed green peas, chopped celery, diced lean ham, sliced black olives, and reduced-fat shredded cheddar cheese.
  3. Pour on the Dressing:
    • Evenly pour the prepared dressing over the layered salad, ensuring that it covers all the ingredients.
  4. Chill and Serve:
    • Cover the salad with plastic wrap or a lid and refrigerate for at least 1 hour to allow the flavors to meld together.
    • Serve chilled and enjoy the layers of flavor in every bite!

Nutritional Information:

  • Serving Size: 1 cup
  • Calories: 170
  • Total Fat: 5g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.5g
  • Cholesterol: 20mg
  • Sodium: 400mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 20g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2g
  • Sugars: 3g
  • Protein: 12g

Smart WW Points:

  • Each serving is calculated to be 5 SmartPoints, making it a satisfying and nutritious option for your WW plan.

Useful Information:

  • Feel free to customize this salad with your favorite vegetables or protein sources, such as grilled chicken or turkey bacon.
  • Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Just give it a good stir before serving.
  • For a vegetarian option, omit the ham or replace it with diced tofu or hard-boiled eggs.
  • This salad is perfect for meal prep! Divide it into individual containers for easy grab-and-go lunches or dinners throughout the week.

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