Ranch Pasta Salad Recipe
Super easy ranch pasta salad for a delicious dish just like Ruby Tuesday serves on the salad bar! Perfect as a side dish or a main meal.
dry rotini pasta
plus 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
not salad dressing
dry ranch dressing mix
patted with a paper towel to remove moisture
frozen green peas
Bring a pot of water to a boil and cook rotini until it is just past al dente.
Drain into a colander and rinse with cold water until pasta is cool.
Set pasta aside and allow to dry for about 30 minutes.
While pasta is cooking, combine mayonnaise, buttermilk, ranch dressing mix, and season salt in a large bowl and mix until combined.
Add in frozen peas and stir. The peas will thaw a bit during mixing and will finish thawing while pasta cools.
Add ham and cool, dry rotini and mix until well blended.
Can be eaten immediately, but flavors will improve by placing into the refrigerator for at least 4 hours.
1/2 cup diced green peppers and/or 2 cups of grated cheddar cheese can be added.
1 1/2 cups of Ranch dressing from a bottle, along with 1/2 cup of mayonnaise can be used as a replacement for the mayonnaise, buttermilk, and dry ranch dressing mix. The flavor will be a bit altered.
Flavors improve with refrigeration.
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