* Crowd Pleaser Pasta Salad *

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Total Time
30mins
Prep
15 mins
Cook
15 mins

Always a winner-everyone asks for the recipe---it's sooo easy!! My twin sister made this pasta at every event and it serves plenty and is a very simple recipe and a big hit!

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Ingredients

Nutrition
  • 2 lbs bow tie pasta, cooked (Important-rinse with cold water after drained)
  • In a bowl add drained pasta and the following

  • 15 cherry tomatoes, cut in half (or more)
  • 1 orange bell pepper, cut in tiny pieces
  • yellow bell pepper, cut in tiny pieces
  • cheese, cut in cubes (ex hot pepper jack and colby or montery jack)
  • sliced cucumber, halved
  • 1 (1 ounce) packet ranch dressing mix (Total of 2 envelopes-NOT dip, listed again below)
  • 23 ounce Italian salad dressing mix (Total of 2 envelopes-dry listed again below)
  • 1 ounce ranch dressing mix
  • 23 ounce Italian salad dressing mix
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 12 cup oil
  • 14 cup vinegar (per instructions on italian packet)
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 12 cup oil
  • 14 cup vinegar (per instructions on italian packet)

Directions

  1. In a bowl add drained pasta, tomatoes, peppers, cheese and cucumbers.
  2. In carafe mix 1 italian dressing packets prepared as directed-with 3 Tablespoons water and 1/2 cup oil.
  3. Add to carafe, 1 packet of dry ranch dressing (NOT DIP)and add to pasta salad.
  4. Put in refrigerator overnight, salad will be dry when you take out the next morning. Add another italian dressing packet prepared as directed and 1 ranch dressing packet to bowl.