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Serving bowl with ranch pasta salad with broccoli, peppers and cucumber.
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3.49 from 116 votes

Creamy Ranch Pasta Salad

This creamy ranch pasta salad is the perfect side dish! Cooked pasta is tossed with veggies and coated in a creamy homemade ranch dressing with fresh herbs.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: ranch pasta salad
Servings: 4
Calories: 470kcal

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces gluten-free pasta (I used Banza Rotini)
  • 1 cup diced cucumber
  • 1 cup bite-size broccoli florets
  • ½ small red bell pepper, diced
  • ½ cup diced sweet vidalia onion

Creamy Ranch Dressing

  • ½ cup plain Greek yogurt
  • ½ cup mayonnaise (I used avocado oil mayo)
  • ¼ cup minced fresh dill
  • ¼ cup minced fresh chives
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon garlic salt
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper
  • teaspoon sea salt

Instructions

  • Cook pasta: Cook pasta according to the package instructions. Drain and rinse with cold water to cool.
  • Make dressing: Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, whisk together the dressing ingredients until smooth. Refrigerate until ready to use.
    Side by side photos showing a spoon mixing together a Greek yogurt ranch dressing in a bowl.
  • Toss: In a large bowl, combine the pasta, cucumber, broccoli, bell pepper, and onion.
  • Add dressing: Pour the dressing over the pasta salad and gently toss to combine. Taste for salt and pepper, adding more if needed. Serve right away or refrigerate in a container with a lid for 1-2 hours or until ready to serve.
    Serving bowl with ranch pasta salad with broccoli, peppers and cucumber.

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Notes

  • Vegan version: Use vegan sour cream in place of the Greek yogurt and vegan mayo instead of regular mayo. Or make my vegan ranch dressing.
  • Non gluten-free option: Use regular pasta. Just be sure to only use 8 oz of dry pasta as most regular pasta comes in a 16 oz box. 

Nutrition

Serving: 2cups | Calories: 470kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 16g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 34mg | Sodium: 524mg | Potassium: 180mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 10g