The BEST Creamy Pasta Salad Recipe
This is the absolute Best Ever Creamy Pasta Salad made with cucumbers, bell peppers, broccoli, cherry tomatoes, red onion, cheddar cheese and a creamy ranch dressing full of flavor!
- 1 16 ounce package fusilli or rotini pasta
- 1 1/2 cups mayonnaise
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 1 ounce package ranch dressing mix
- 1 cucumber quartered and thinly sliced
- 2 cups broccoli florets chopped
- 2 cups asparagus ends removed, and chopped
- 2 bell peppers chopped
- 1 cup cherry tomatoes halved
- 1/4 cup red onion thinly sliced
- 3/4 cup cheddar cheese sliced into matchsticks or grated
Prepare pasta according to package.
While waiting for the pasta to boil, prepare your cucumber, broccoli, red onion, asparagus, bell pepper, tomatoes and cheddar cheese. Set aside.
To make the dressing, whisk together ranch mix, mayo and milk. Mix until all lumps are gone.
Once pasta is done, drain and let cool for a couple minutes. Once cooled, mix in the sliced cucumber, chopped broccoli, chopped asparagus, chopped bell pepper, halved tomatoes and cheese.
Next pour dressing over the pasta salad, and stir gently until well combined. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1-2 hours before serving.
Right before serving, give your Creamy Ranch Pasta Salad a couple more stirs to mix in any of the dressing that had settled at the bottom.
Serve and enjoy!
Serving: 10g | Calories: 149kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 318mg | Potassium: 276mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1284IU | Vitamin C: 53mg | Calcium: 99mg | Iron: 1mg