Jane McMillan-Whittaker Recipe

Pasta salad with Ranch dressing

By Jane McMillan-Whittaker janenov46

Recipe Rating:
10 or more
Prep Time:
Cook Time:
Cooking Method:
Stove Top

Jane's Story

We were discussing mac salad in Chatterbox, and then I remembered I have a pict plus wrote down directions to a pasta salad I make all the time.
When I was working I got a lot of requests for this.
I know all you gals in Just A Pinch have your own version, and from what I saw they all looked YUMMY, here is one of my versions.


8 oz
pasta,i like spaghetti or farfalle for this
3 Tbsp
green bell pepper, diced
1/2 stick
celery, diced
1/2 small
red onion, diced
2 oz
thinly sliced deli ham, diced
4 oz
extra sharp cheddar cheese, small dice
1/2 tsp
salt and pepper, or to taste
3/4 c
plus 1/4 cup more ranch salad dressing

Directions Step-By-Step

Cook pasta per package directions,and run cold water over to cool. Drain very well.
Add all other ingredients, plus the 3/4 cup Ranch dressing.
Cover and chill, when ready to serve see if you need to add more Ranch dressing, as most pasta's will soak up the dressing and make your salad a little dry.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pasta Sides, Pasta Salads
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy



Jane McMillan-Whittaker janenov46
Jul 17, 2013
♥ Thanks Bea!
Bea L. BeachChic
Jul 16, 2013
Absolutely delish! Definitely a keeper, Jane.
Bea L. BeachChic
Jul 16, 2013
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!
Jane McMillan-Whittaker janenov46
Nov 15, 2012
Thanks Patsey, am so glad you liked this.
Patsy Fowler hellchell1
Nov 15, 2012
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!