Ranch Pasta Salad Recipe

Ranch Pasta Salad Recipe
Staff Writer
Taste of Home

Serve this pasta salad alongside a sandwich, hamburgers, hot dogs, or sloppy joes.

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8
Servings
307
Calories Per Serving
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Ingredients

  • 3 Cups uncooked tricolor spiral pasta
  • 1 Cup chopped fresh broccoli florets
  • 3/4 Cups chopped seeded peeled cucumber
  • 1/2 Cup seeded chopped tomato
  • 1 8-ounce bottle ranch salad dressing
  • 1/2 Cup shredded Parmesan Cheese

Directions

Cook pasta according to package directions; drain and rinse in cold water. In a large bowl, combine the pasta, broccoli, cucumber and tomato. Drizzle with salad dressing; toss to coat. Sprinkle with cheese.

Pasta Salad Shopping Tip

Italian food is about simplicity and letting the ingredients shine. So make sure you get ingredients that are great quality and flavor. Farmers markets and specialty stores will have great produce and products. Just be sure to have some great olive oil.

Pasta Salad Cooking Tip

Unlike other highly regarded cuisines, Italian cooking is usually simple to make with many dishes having only 4 to 8 ingredients. Italian cooks rely chiefly on the quality of the ingredients rather than on elaborate preparation.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
17g
26%
Sugar
2g
N/A
Saturated Fat
4g
19%
Cholesterol
5mg
2%
Protein
8g
16%
Carbs
32g
11%
Vitamin A
32µg
4%
Vitamin C
10mg
16%
Vitamin E
1mg
7%
Vitamin K
31µg
38%
Calcium
99mg
10%
Fiber
1g
6%
Folate (food)
16µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
16µg
4%
Iron
0.7mg
3.9%
Magnesium
28mg
7%
Monounsaturated
5g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
0.8mg
4.1%
Phosphorus
134mg
19%
Polyunsaturated
7g
N/A
Potassium
162mg
5%
Sodium
103mg
4%
Zinc
0.8mg
5.5%