Pasta salad with Ranch dressing

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Jane Whittaker

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@janenov46

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.

Rating:
★★★★★ 5 votes
Comments:
Serves:
10 or more
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
10 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

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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

How to Make Pasta salad with Ranch dressing

Step-by-Step

  • 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.

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About Pasta salad with Ranch dressing

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




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