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.


★★★★★ 5 votes

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

How to Make Pasta salad with Ranch dressing


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

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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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