Yummy Pasta Salad

Yummy Pasta Salad


"This recipe uses salad dressing to add flare to an ordinary pasta salad. It's great hot or cold and makes wonderful leftovers... if you manage to have any!"
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30 m servings 726 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 726 kcal
  • 36%
  • Fat:
  • 44.6 g
  • 69%
  • Carbs:
  • 48.4g
  • 16%
  • Protein:
  • 33.6 g
  • 67%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 70 mg
  • 23%
  • Sodium:
  • 2318 mg
  • 93%

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.

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  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add rotini pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.
  2. In a skillet over medium heat, place the cubed chicken and dab with ranch dressing. Pour enough Italian dressing into the skillet to cover the bottom of the pan. Cook the chicken until it is nice and brown.
  3. Mix together pasta, chicken, black olives and Italian dressing (to taste). Serve hot or cold.



Interesting, but we didn't really care for the addition of the Ranch. It seemed to compete with the Italian dressing. Also added lots of extras like cheese, veggies, and ham.

I'm not sure I see the point of the ranch dressing, but as a cold pasta salad it is good without the ranch. Just cook the pasta and chicken and combine with the olives and Italian dressing and l...

It was good, but I didn't care for all the italian dressing. I'm thinking about using more ranch dressing and less italian the next time I make this.

Tasty! Admittedly, I did do this a bit differently because I didn't even bother reading the directions until after I had already made it. I knew I wanted to serve it as a cold salad, so I cooked...