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
343
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
9g
13%
Sugar
2g
2%
Saturated Fat
3g
13%
Cholesterol
9mg
3%
Carbohydrate, by difference
52g
40%
Protein
16g
35%
Vitamin A, RAE
47µg
7%
Vitamin B-6
1mg
77%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
16mg
21%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
24µg
27%
Calcium, Ca
288mg
29%
Choline, total
59mg
14%
Fiber, total dietary
6g
24%
Folate, total
80µg
20%
Iron, Fe
6mg
33%
Magnesium, Mg
200mg
63%
Manganese, Mn
3mg
100%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
531mg
76%
Selenium, Se
17µg
31%
Sodium, Na
282mg
19%
Water
64g
2%
Zinc, Zn
3mg
38%

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.