Ranch Pasta Salad

Ranch Pasta Salad

"Pasta salad with ranch dressing for the ranch lovers. Use festive pasta for special holidays or events."
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Ingredients

servings 959 cals
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Nutrition

  • Calories:
  • 959 kcal
  • 48%
  • Fat:
  • 72 g
  • 111%
  • Carbs:
  • 48g
  • 15%
  • Protein:
  • 30.1 g
  • 60%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 151 mg
  • 50%
  • Sodium:
  • 2019 mg
  • 81%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

Directions

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  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain and reserve.
  2. In a large bowl, combine black olives, green olives, Cheddar cheese, Monterey Jack cheese, bacon bits, dressing, onion, ground black pepper and pasta; mix well.
  3. Cover bowl, refrigerate to chill for one hour, and serve.

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DO NOT make this recipe as shown - it is bland, full of calories and not colorful at all. I cut the cheese and ranch dressing in half and omitted the bacon bits (also cubing the cheese instead ...

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oh this was terrible. i guess it really depends on what kind of salad dressing you use. overall, it's just bad.

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DO NOT make this recipe as shown - it is bland, full of calories and not colorful at all. I cut the cheese and ranch dressing in half and omitted the bacon bits (also cubing the cheese instead ...

This is delicious, I get requests to make this all the time. It tastes much better if you make it the night before and let it set over night.

I love this stuff! I will make it again and probably quite frequently as it's a nice change of pace for lunches. Added: broccoli red onion diced ham cheese crumbles Omitted: shredded cheese g...

oh this was terrible. i guess it really depends on what kind of salad dressing you use. overall, it's just bad.

For my family this was just way too much cheese. If I make it again I will cut the cheese in half.

This makes a ton! I made it for Thanksgiving and it made enough to bring a batch to each side of the family. My husband and I loved it, as did his family. My family didn't seem to enthused, b...

I really enjoy this pasta salad...it's so easy and makes quite a bit. Great for a picnics and barbeques. What I did do is adjust some of the amounts and use an envelope of ranch dressing inste...

I've made this 2 times and both ways were delicious. 1st time was exactly as recipe stated. 2nd time I substituted diced ham for the bacon, fresh chopped chives for the green onion and 4 cheese ...

I made this for a potluck and about 90% of the people did not like it at all. I really liked it and would make it again just for myself. I followed the recipe exactly. This may be one of those...

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