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Ranch Broccoli Pasta Salad Recipe

Here's an easy summer salad for potlucks, ladies luncheons and picnics. Tricolor spiral pasta and broccoli florets are coated with a mild dressing and bits of bacon. Margie Shaw of Americus, Georgia sent the recipe.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling YIELD:12 servings


  • 1 package (16 ounces) tricolor spiral pasta, cooked, rinsed and drained
  • 3 cups broccoli florets
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons fat-free milk
  • 1 envelope reduced-fat ranch salad dressing mix
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 6 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled


  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the pasta, broccoli and onion. In a small bowl, combine mayonnaise, milk, salad dressing mix and salt. Add to pasta mixture; toss to coat evenly. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Just before serving, stir in bacon. Yield: 12 servings.

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 213 calories, 6g fat (1g saturated fat), 8mg cholesterol, 568mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 2g fiber), 6g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 fat.

Reviews for Ranch Broccoli Pasta Salad

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shecooksalot User ID: 5888460 78379
Reviewed May. 24, 2013

"My family loved this salad!!!! It was very easy and super delicious. We also had to add some extra dressing, not much, and I also threw in some blue cheese that I had to use up and it was very, very good!!! We will definitely be making this again!"

stacienbob User ID: 3130162 138726
Reviewed Jun. 30, 2012

"I used less broccoli and had to add some regular ranch salad dressing as it was otherwise too dry. Next time I'll double the sauce. Good flavor."

Chef Elise User ID: 3446810 205915
Reviewed Jul. 20, 2010

"this recipe is really yummy and so easy! i cooked turkey bacon and the broccoli in the microwave, and threw the salad together so quickly. very tasty!"

ozeemo User ID: 2101818 57785
Reviewed Jan. 26, 2010

"I made this for a family dinner. There didn't seem to be enough dressing....if I make it again I would double the dressing."

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