Loved, loved and loved this pasta salad. Easy and versatile! I followed recipe as written but added red pepper instead of green as ElaineAnn advised. Just lovely...made for Football Pool, 2010.
I just made this to take a friend whose wife just passed way. I am not sure it will make it there. I did have to make what I consider one minor change....my store did not carry the fiesta ranch and I REALLY thought I had a package of the regular at home....when I got home I was wrong. This is what I did. I browned my chicken in butter and olive oil....then simmered it in 2 cups of broth that I added several cloves of smashed garlic to. When it was ready to put together I mixed 1 cup of sour cream with about a 1/2 cup of Hellman's and 1/2 cup of bottled ranch dressing (Kraft) then added about 1 teaspoon or so of Tony's Creole Seasoning....the veggies I used were Santa Sweet Tomatoes, the green part of 5 green onions and 1/2 of a purple onion diced. Used a combo of 4 cheese mexican and cheddar cheese....added a touch of garlic powder, kosher salt and fresh ground pepper.....very, very good.....have already decided to make it again maybe adding some bacon!!! Thanks for a great recipe.
This is a great pasta salad! I love the idea of simmering the chicken in stock with some of the dip mix, it gives the chicken great flavor. I used a whole green pepper, 3 stalks of celery, added 6 oz. of sliced black olives and one can of drained diced tomatoes. This salad was a huge hit at the birthday party I took it to. (I even caught a friend going back for his THIRD bowl!) :) Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe, ElaineAnn!
Very good and super easy to make too. I made a few changes however by skiping the vegetables listed but used 1/2 red onion and one zucchini instead. I also used a mixture of cheeses (equaling about the 8 ounces specified) that I had in the fridge and wanted to use up. Very good and an easy salad for hot days. Thanks for sharing.
Oh my ~ this is wonderful!! I made exactly as posted except I left out the celery. It's very easy to make and the flavor is very good. I did have some trouble finding the fiesta ranch mix. This makes a huge amount and would be a great choice for a potluck. Thanks for posting a keeper!