Pasta Salad for a Crowd

3 reviews, 4.7 star(s). 100% would make again

Ready in 45 minutes

Unique pasta salad recipe. My friends and family say it's the best they've ever put into their mouths!


1 pound Rotini; cooked & drained
1 cup Cheddar cheese; shredded
1 4.25-oz can Black Olives, sliced; drained
8 ounces Ham or Turkey; jullienned
1/2 cups Ranch dressing w/bacon; to taste (I use Hidden Valley)
Zesty Italian Dressing; to taste, about 1/4 Cup

Original recipe makes 12



Cook Rotini according to package directions; rinse to cool and drain well. Place in large bowl and add black olive slices, cheddar cheese and meat; stir to combine. Add enough ranch dressing with bacon to moisten; stir. Shake in enough zesty Italian dressing to give it a little punch of flavor. Chill for at least two hours.

Taste this just before serving as you may want to add a little more dressing.

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I added cherry tomatoes that were quartered and sliced hard boiled eggs. Everyone loved it.
JudieKG 4y ago

I made this recipe for potluck at church. It was very good. I too my sister about it, and she made it for a birthday party without the meat. Either way it is very tasty!
Bethanyjmartin 4y ago

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800dianna 10y ago

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