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This tasty and attractive salad was my contribution to our recent family reunion. I added a half pound each cubed Genoa Salami & cubed Provolone. Three packets of Ranch Dressing felt like too much, so I halved it to 1 1/2 packets. I put everything together the night before using 3/4s the total amount of dressing. The next day the salad was still nice & moist, so I left off the remaining portion of dressing. Thank you for sharing a great salad recipe!

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Deb's Recipes July 15, 2009

This is a very pretty salad! Tastes great, too. I used angel hair pasta, but next time I will probably use the rotini for easier mixing. This also made a lot of dressing, which is fine with me since I like my pasta salad drenched!

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Clovis Ann May 18, 2009

THis was excellant!! I took it to a family get-together and everybody loved it:) I did cut back on the seasoning, only added 2 packets of ranch and didn't quite pour it all on. But it was very good, I loved the flavor of all the crisp veggies!

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LaurieL. January 03, 2009

This was good, but not my favorite. I cut way down on the oil, and I still felt it was pretty oily. I thought it could have used more veggies in proportion to how much pasta there was. The flavor of the dressing was tasty, but I guess I was expecting to be like, "WOW!" when I tasted it--and that wasn't my reaction. I'm not sure if I will make this again, without some serious modifications.

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Bridget Leigh July 16, 2010

This is THE BEST pasta salad I have ever eaten! I made mine with tri color spirals (12 oz), so I only used about 3/4 of the dressing. This is a new favorite! Thanks so much!

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Lucky Clover July 11, 2010

A nice variation on pasta salad--I heeded other reviews and didn't use all of the dressing at once. After marinating the required hours, it still didn't seem like it needed more dressing. We liked it!

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ladyfingers May 13, 2010

As written, I felt this recipe was super strong in the seasoning department. I didn't even pour in the full amount and I still went back and rinsed about a 3rd of my pasta off. I would suggest halving the dressings (or if you're feeding an army, double everything else :) Once I'd made my adjustments, the pasta was good. I added cubed cheddar right before serving.

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firealarmqueen September 27, 2008

Tasty and colorful! I used the angel hair pasta, halved a pint of cherry tomatoes, omitted the green pepper because my yellow pepper was very large, used red onion and added 1/2 lb crumbled feta and sprinkled on about 3 Tbsp of McCormick Salad Supreme... added everything else the same as the recipe called for. I had a little bit of dressing left over that I didn't have to use; I felt the salad would've been too saturated in dressing if I used the entire amount called for in the recipe. I marinated the salad in about a little over half of the dressing overnight then added a small amount prior to serving. I will definitely make this again; I made this for a family picnic and it was enjoyed. I would like to try it with corkscrew/rotini pasta next time. Thanks for posting!

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TheDancingCook August 04, 2007

Great idea with the ranch dressing packets. Had a bit too much dressing for the amount of pasta, but I'll try it again for sure! Thanks.

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julie80113 December 27, 2006

I thought this was a 5 star recipe. DH thought that it had way too much oil. Next time I will cut back on the oil to make him happy. I made it to take to a family get together at my brothers house. Everyone told me that this was an excellent pasta dish. I used spiral pasta, not the tri color (thats what I had on hand) but I did use red, yellow and green peppers to add color. Thanks Shawn C for posting this recipe.

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teresas September 09, 2006
Ranch Picnic Pasta Salad