Creamy Pasta Ham Salad

One 10.6 oz pkg. Uncle Ben's country recipe brand creamy Italian pasta salad
4 oz. smoked ham, cut into short thin strips (1 cup)
1/2 cup (2 oz.) diced provolone or mozzarella cheese
1/4 to 1/3 cup fresh basil leaves, cut into thin strips, as desired or 1 tbsp. dry basil leaves
2 tbsp. toasted pine nuts or chopped walnuts

Prepare salad according to package directions. Stir in ham, cheese and basil. Sprinkle with pine nuts just before serving.

Makes 2 to 3 main dish servings

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Cajun Country -- New Iberia, Louisiana