Ranch Broccoli Pasta Salad

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. + chilling


12 servings

Updated: Oct. 22, 2022
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.


  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup: 215 calories, 6g fat (1g saturated fat), 8mg cholesterol, 523mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 2g fiber), 7g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 fat.