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Ranch Pasta Salad

 Ranch Pasta Salad
I've made this salad for years—it's a recipe from a high school friend's mom. Any time I serve a sandwich meal like hamburgers, hot dogs or sloppy joes, I have this flavorful salad alongside.—Mrs. Krista E Collins, Concord, North Carolina
8 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 25 min.


  • 3 cups uncooked tricolor spiral pasta
  • 1 cup chopped fresh broccoli florets
  • 3/4 cup chopped seeded peeled cucumber
  • 1/2 cup seeded chopped tomato
  • 1 bottle (8 ounces) ranch salad dressing
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese


  • Cook pasta according to package directions; drain and rinse in cold
  • water. In a large bowl, combine the pasta, broccoli, cucumber and
  • tomato. Drizzle with salad dressing; toss to coat. Sprinkle with
  • cheese. Yield: 8 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 3/4 cup equals 285 calories, 17 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 8 mg cholesterol, 317 mg sodium, 27 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 6 g protein.