This one’s for the bros! We know what a “dude ranch” is, but the fact that Dude Ranch Pasta has actual creamy ranch dressing mixed in with some tender rotini pasta and fresh, crispy veggies felt like a good time for a fun play on words! So, if you have the boys over, or honestly, anyone else, this super easy pasta salad is a great addition to whatever you’re serving! Whether it’s game day, game night, or anything in between, this Dude Ranch Pasta will bring the tang and the deliciousness… all the boys (and girls) will love it!

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Ingredients

  • 1 (12-ounce) box tri-color rotini pasta
  • 1 cup broccoli florets
  • 1 cup cucumbers, peeled and seeded, chopped
  • 1 cup tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese, shredded
  • 1 1/4 cups ranch dressing, homemade or store-bought
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Directions

Step 1 –In a large pot of salted boiling water, cook the pasta to al dente, according to the package directions.

Step 2 –Drain the pasta and rinse under cold water to cool it.

Step 3 –In a mixing bowl, add the cooled pasta, the broccoli, the cucumbers, the tomatoes, and the parmesan cheese and mix until well-combined.

Step 4 –Add the ranch to the pasta mixture and toss until everything is coated.

Step 5 –Serve the pasta salad immediately or let it sit in the refrigerator until the flavors meld together, about 1-2 hours.