Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 0 mins

This may be low in calories, but it is definately high in taste. The combination of Ranch and Italian dressings sounds odd, but is VERY good! My son is a chef at a restaurant in town and the head chef told me about it when I commented on their wonderful pasta!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 6 cups pasta, boiled, rinsed in cold water (I use fusilli)
  • 1 cup shrimp, cooked, thawed
  • 12 cup ranch salad dressing
  • 14 cup Italian dressing
  • 12 cup sweet green pepper, raw, chopped
  • 14 cup white onion, raw, chopped
  • 1 cup tomatoes, raw, diced
  • 1 cup cucumber, raw, diced
  • 14 cup parmesan cheese, fresh shredded
  • 1 cup dill pickle, chopped


  1. Mix all ingredients except tomatoes and dressings in a large bowl.
  2. Next add Ranch dressing and stir well, salad should look sort of dry.
  3. Now add Italian dressing till moistened.
  4. Finally, add tomatos and lightly toss.
  5. I forgot to add earlier, serve chilled!
  6. Makes approx 11 one cup servings.
Most Helpful

Disappointing after the phenomenal write up - recipe is also a bit ambiguous as I did not know if was to be served warm or chilled.

dssparks June 07, 2009

This is maybe the best pasta salad I've ever had. I was a little scared to make it, but I love all of the ingredients separately, so I figured I would like them all mixed together. I wasn't sure about the pickles, but their taste blends perfectly with everything else. Also, I used low fat dressings, and you can't even tell! This has so much flavor, and it's not dripping with dressing like other pasta salads I've had. I love it, thanks for posting the recipe!

Rai October 24, 2007