Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Ranch Pasta Salad

On Sunday, we were invited to swim with some friends at their parent's house. They were planning a barbeque and I thought I should bring a little something to share. Since we hadn't been to the store in a while, and this wasn't on my menu plan I dug through the pantry and the fridge and made up a nice pasta dish.

Ranch Pasta Salad

1 1/2 cups macaroni noodles
1 cup mayo
1/4 milk
1 packet dry ranch seasoning
1 tsp dry minced onion
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp white pepper

1/3 cup red bell pepper, chopped
1/3 cup carrots, chopped
1/3 cup celery, chopped
1/3 cup frozen peas, thawed

Cook pasta according to directions on package. Meanwhile, mix mayo, milk and seasonings. Rinse pasta in cold water and toss in veggies. Pour dressing over pasta and veggies; gently mix until combined. Refrigerate and serve well-chilled.

It was really easy and it was delicious. You can add dry bacon bits if you like and change up the veggies too. It's really one of those recipes you make to use up your extra produce.

1 comment:

Bev said...

That sounds yummy and cool!