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


1Cook pasta per package directions,and run cold water over to cool. Drain very well.
2Add all other ingredients, plus the 3/4 cup Ranch dressing.
3Cover 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 Pasta salad with Ranch dressing

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