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Creamy Pasta Salad with Vegetables
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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!
Prep Time20 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pasta salad
Servings: 10
Calories: 149kcal
Author: Jill


  • 1 16 ounce package fusilli or rotini pasta
  • 1 1/2 cups mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 1 ounce package ranch dressing mix or homemade ranch dressing
  • 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