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Ranch Pasta Salad

A quick & simple recipe perfect for school lunches.


  • Cooked pasta I typically use half a box
  • Tomatoes chopped
  • Broccoli chopped
  • Carrots chopped
  • Celery chopped
  • Cauliflower chopped
  • Cheddar cheese grated
  • Parmesan cheese grated
  • Bacon bits bagged or made from freshly cooked bacon & chopped
  • Ranch dressing


  1. Toss all of your ingredients into a bowl and mix! I don't use any specific measurements, I simply gauge how much to use based on how much pasta I prepared. I use about a handful of everything except the parmesan - this is just a sprinkling for added flavour.
  2. You can use any type of vegetable you like! Bell peppers would be a great addition. Try swapping out the bacon for ham. The versatility of pasta salad is endless!