Stars & Stripes Pasta Salad with Walmart+

Tremendous thanks to Walmart+ for sponsoring this post.

Summer is almost here, and I’m ready for some outdoor grilling. Who can resist the tempting aromas of traditional favorites such as hot dogs, hamburgers, potato salad, baked beans, coleslaw, and corn on the cob?

If you’re looking to add something new to your menu, this recipe was one of my mom’s, and it is delicious and perfect as a side dish, but the stars and stripes make it especially fun to serve for Memorial Day weekend or the 4th of July.

As always, I ordered all my groceries using my Walmart+ membership and had them delivered right to my door for free. It’s so convenient, and with my membership, I get free grocery delivery (with a $35 minimum, restrictions apply).

Also, we’ll stay in our RV for a few days next weekend, and we’re taking Colt and Claire, so I ordered a few things I know they’ll love to eat. S’mores are a must!

Stars & Stripes Pasta Salad

6 oz. cheddar cheese
6 oz. Monterey Jack cheese
4 oz. ham
8 oz. rotini or other pasta cooked according to the package directions
3/4 green pepper chopped
3 green onions, chopped
1/3 cup light olive oil
2 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
1/2 tsp. salt
Tomato wedges
1 small aluminum star-shaped cookie cutter

Cut cheese into star shapes with a cookie cutter. Cut ham in 1/2 inch strips for stripes. Set aside 6 to 8 pieces for garnish. Chop the remaining cheese and meat into 1/4-inch dice. Mix with pasta, green pepper, tomato, and onion. In a small bowl, combine oil, vinegar, and seasonings. Add to pasta mixture and mix. Top with reserved stars and stripes cutouts from the cheese and ham. Makes 10 to 12 servings.

My Walmart+ membership makes creating memories with my family stress-free! With the membership, you get free grocery delivery ($35 order minimum, restrictions apply), free shipping with no minimum order from, fuel savings, and more (See Walmart+ Terms & Conditions).

Sign Up for the Walmart+ membership:

If you want to try it out, click HERE to access their membership page. They believe you’ll like it so much that there’s a 30-day free trial you can easily sign up for if you want to try it out. It’s so nice that you can test it before actually signing up!

Of course, you can sign up immediately if you want all the fantastic benefits.

The membership is $98 per year, or you can pay $12.95 monthly. Signing up for the annual membership will save you $57.40, a savings of 37%. I went ahead and signed up for the entire year.

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Beauty For the Heart™Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person. Colossians 4:6

Truth: Lysa Terkeurst says, A depleted girl can quickly become a defeated girl when she lets emotions dictate her reactions.

Boy, have I learned this the hard way! It’s so easy to snap back when someone says something mean or someone hurts your feelings. I’ve learned it’s best to take a deep breath, rest on it for 24 hours. Let our words be gracious even when someone else’s words are not.

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  1. Thanks for the recipe. It looks pretty and delicious. Love the beauty for the heart too.

    Also thanks for showing the Wow product. It has made a big difference in blow-drying my hair. It comes out a lot smoother than with other products. I’m going to try the rest of their products. I wouldn’t have known it except for your blog.

  2. Cute idea on the pasta salad to do the stars and stripes. I have a go to pasta salad and its similar but mine has red and green peppers and red onion and cheddar cheese and salami and olives and italian dressing. I think that is it. Well and of course the spiral pasta LOL I haven’t made it for awhile the regular way because my family and myself now have certain allergies, so many of the old time recipes I use to use we have to change up. I see your groceries on the counter and was thinking how I’d have to change up most of them to gluten free buns, gluten free graham crackers etc. etc. etc. Its hard and I don’t know if we will ever get use to it. I have all my kids and grands coming for overnight for a few days over the 4th and I have to plan ahead for the meals, as it can be really difficult to work around mine, my two daughters and my daughter-in-laws different allergies. Thanks for sharing your mom’s recipes. I’m sure you feel her with you when you make it and its like she is at your event when you serve it. Blessings.

  3. PS I ordered that red America shirt and it should be here by May 28th. Thanks for the recommendation.

  4. I bet blueberries or blue corn strips would be cute to add to the flag stripes! I’m going to give this a try with gluten/grain free pasta. Thanks fir sharing!

    1. Love the variety of your posts, Cyndi. Have a great weekend with your family. Going to try the salad. God Bless.

  5. Please go back to your apparel only blogs. We get food and amazon favorites from tons of bloggers – dont need any more. I miss your seasonal apparel blogs especially.
    Thank you!

    1. I don’t mind if you share other things besides fashion. I like the beauty products, home products and decorating ideas. I appreciate the research that I don’t have to do!🤷🏻‍♀️

        1. I like a mix like you’re doing. I can’t keep buying clothes all the time. I found items I wouldn’t know about if you hadn’t posted. It’s your blog so do what you want.

  6. Thanks for the recipe. It looks yummy. It’s nice to have options other than baked beans and potato salad.