Pasta salad with Ranch dressing

Jane Whittaker


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.

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10 or more


20 Min


10 Min


Stove Top


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