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4.77 from 13 votes

Creamy Ranch Pasta Salad

Here is my rendition of the best, most creamy pasta salad out there. This Creamy Ranch Pasta Salad is perfect for anyone who loves pastas salad and ranch!
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Ingredients

  • 1 pound elbow macaroni pasta
  • 1 cup medium diced or shredded carrots
  • 1/2 cup celery finely chopped
  • ¼ red onion diced
  • 2/3 cup frozen peas
  • 1 cup ham cubed
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese cubed
  • 1 packets ranch seasoning mix
  • 1 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup milk

Instructions

  • Prepare pasta according to package. While waiting for the pasta to boil, gather your carrots, celery, red onion, frozen peas, ham 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 carrots, celery, red onion, frozen peas, ham and cheddar 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.

Nutrition Information:

Calories: 412kcal (21%)Carbohydrates: 32g (11%)Protein: 9g (18%)Fat: 27g (42%)Saturated Fat: 6g (30%)Cholesterol: 29mg (10%)Sodium: 588mg (25%)Potassium: 129mg (4%)Fiber: 1g (4%)Sugar: 2g (2%)Vitamin A: 1990IU (40%)Vitamin C: 4.1mg (5%)Calcium: 89mg (9%)Iron: 0.8mg (4%)