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Ranch Pasta Salad Recipe
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Ranch Pasta Salad Recipe

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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
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

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.

Directions

  1. 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.
Originally published as Ranch Pasta Salad in Quick Cooking May/June 2005, p13

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.

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Reviewed Jul. 15, 2014

This was a huge hit. The first time I made it I followed the directions exactly. The second time I 'cleaned' out the refrigerator produce drawer. I ended up adding chopped celery, red bell pepper and also threw in some frozen peas because we love them in salad. I did add a bit more ranch because of the extra ingredients but this is delicious. Very easy and oh so yummy.

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Reviewed Jul. 8, 2014

very good pasta salad omitted the tomatoes added carrots onions peas shread three cheese blend craft and three cheese ranch dressing real bacon bitsand one fourth cup of mayonnaise and one fourth cup of sour cream

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Reviewed Apr. 8, 2014

Really good, I omitted the cucumbers, though, since they don't like me

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Reviewed Jul. 17, 2013

We loved this recipe! I am serving it next week for a baby shower along with the Salsa Sloppy Joes on the same page. Both are a hit in my book!

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Reviewed Feb. 8, 2013

Delicious! I added some poppy seeds just for color, and didn't have broccoli, and it was great!

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