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Ranch Picnic Pasta Salad

Ranch Picnic Pasta Salad

Perfect for picnics or that potluck where you want to impress!

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Ranch Picnic Pasta Salad
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Refrigerate 12 hours
Total Time 12 hours 25 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 325 kcal


  • 1 16 oz package angel hair pasta (break in half) or 1 (12 -16 ounce) package tri-color spiral pasta
  • 4 firm ripe seeded diced tomatoes
  • 1 2 1/4 ounce can sliced black olives, drained
  • 2 medium cucumbers peeled pulp removed and diced
  • 1 small onion finely diced
  • 1 small green bell pepper seeded and diced
  • 1 small yellow bell pepper seeded and diced
  • 3 1 oz packages hidden valley ranch dressing mix
  • 1 2/3 ounce package Italian salad dressing mix (prepared as directed on package only using half the oil called for)
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/3 cup red wine vinegar


  1. Cook the pasta according to package directions.
  2. Prepare the Italian dressing mix according to directions (but using about 1/2 the oil called for).
  3. Mix the Ranch dressing with vinegar and oil.
  4. Drain the pasta well and rinse with cold water, drain well again.
  5. Place all the ingredients into large bowl and toss well.
  6. Refrigerate 12 hours. Toss before serving.