Best Three Cheese Ranch Pasta Salad Recipe
The summer seems to be going by quickly but we still have a good chunk of it left. One of my favorite things is summer salads so I loved this Best Three Cheese Ranch Pasta Salad Recipe.
This post first appeared over at Real Housemoms where also I’m a contributor. I decided to now bring you the full recipe. It is one that has been a sure-fire hit with its’ delicious and easy dressing. This salad will also be great in the fall with continued BBQ entrees, or it is a wonderful stand-alone vegetarian option that is filling, healthy and satisfying!
Plenty of veggies and lots of fun fusilli pasta consequently make this simple summer side dish a real hit!! Everyone loves a great pasta salad. This goes fabulous with anything from the BBQ. Plus it works for a picnic, backyard gathering, or any night of the week meal!!
This salad also has a sweet and citrusy flavor because of the added dill which in turn livens things up and makes it taste fresh and wonderful. It is better if it is made ahead of time which lets the flavors meld. It makes a big batch so there is lots to enjoy and share with family and friends Here is the full recipe now for you, ENJOY!!
Best Three Cheese Ranch Pasta Salad Recipe
A great cheesy pasta salad bursting with fresh veggies and ranch dressing.
- 16 oz. package spiral pasta
- 1/2 red pepper, diced
- 1/2 yellow pepper, diced
- 3 green onions, diced
- 1 small head of broccoli, cut into small pieces
- 18 grape tomatoes, halved
- 1/2 cup small cubed cheddar
- 1/2 cup light mayo
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1/4 cup fresh parsley, minced
- 1/4 cup fresh dill, minced
- 2 Tbsp. Parmesan cheese, finely grated
- 4 Tbsp. cheddar cheese, finely grated
- 2 Tbsp. romano, finely grated
- 4 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Cook the pasta in boiling salted water according to manufacturer's directions.
- Meanwhile mix dressing ingredients together. Drain pasta and rinse under cold water to cool. Transfer to a large bowl and add the veggie and cheese. Toss the dressing with the salad to coat well. Refrigerate several hours.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 207Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 13mgSodium: 230mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 2gSugar: 2gProtein: 6g
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Comments & Reviews
That looks absolutely delicious! I’m loving the look of the fresh veggies. My family would definitely eat something like this! Thank you for sharing the recipe!
Catherine Sargent says
This pasta salad looks so yummy. This will be perfect for our pool party this weekend.
This looks so good. I’ve been wanting to make a pasta salad this week and wanted something a little different. I’m going to try this.
Lisa Favre says
This recipe has got me weak in the knees. Cheese and pasta are a combo I can never say no to.
Three cheese anything always catches my eye! This looks amazing, thanks for the recipe!
Amy Desrosiers says
I really love pasta salad so much! This looks like such an easy and tasty recipe to recreate for my family.
I love the idea of a new ranch pasta salad recipe to try. I will have to make this soon!
Anything with cheese and pasta has to be good, right? I am seriously making this for my next summer bbq!
You had me at 3 cheese. Honestly, this salad looks great, with the cheese and the vegetables, its a great mix.
I love pasta salad, especially when it is hot outside. Thanks fo the recipe. r
Heather Pfingsten says
This looks so, so, SO very good. I am constantly on the lookout for new recipes that my little one and family will enjoy and I know this will be a hit. Printing now and can’t wait to give it a try!
Olivia Douglass says
I am always looking for new recipes to try for my family! This looks absolutely amazing and easy. Thank you!
Liz Mays says
That looks so fresh and tasty! All those yummy vegetables and the seasonings and oh my goodness. YUM!
My family loves salads like this!! Thank for the new recipie!
Elizabeth Lampman says
This recipe looks so delicious and easy to make. I think it will be a big hit with my family. I am excited to give it a try.
Ann Bacciaglia says
I am always looking for new recipes to try. This looks like one my family is going to love. I will have to get the ingredients I need to make some.
Myrah Duque says
Oh my! 3 cheese? Yasss! I will definitely make this recipe for my family this weekend!
I love a good pasta salad. I definitely need to try your recipe! Yummy
Janeane Davis says
Mmmmmmm, this is such a delicious sounding dish. What is not to love about cheese and pasta.
I love making pasta a vegetable salads. Being a vegetarian its easy, but my husband and kids are not always for it. Will share this recipe with my husband.