Creamy Ranch vegetable Pasta salad, featuring #greekyogurt and #homemadedressing! A super quick and easy weeknight meal that is great for #mealprep and #mealplanning! #healthyrecipes #easyrecipes

Trying to eat healthier around here has been a process! We were so used to eating things that were unhealthy, but lets be real- tasted amazing. We have found that the best way to keep up our diet changes has been to make things that also taste amazing. We simply could not sacrifice flavor and stay happy. Throughout this whole process, we have found that eating healthy can be easy, cheap and taste phenomenal!

Which brings us to this recipe.

This recipe is loaded with veggies, uses a homemade spice mix (bonus points for knowing whats in your food!) and is made with fresh, low calorie ingredients. It can be easily adapted to be vegan, gluten free or add meat and cheese if you prefer. This is a super easy, very versatile recipe.


This dressing was creamy, delicious, and tasted similar to sour cream and onion chips. As I said in my last post with the recipe for this spice mix, I think it would work as a great dip, and some minor tweaks (like adding peppercorn) would make it take on new flavors. Whether on its own or used as a base, this spice blend is AWESOME.

Homemade Ranch Dressing. Recipe for Creamy Ranch Vegetable Pasta Salad

If you are a food prepper, having your veggies cut up can cut the work and preparation time of this recipe so that it is a super easy weeknight dish for busy weeknights. Make extras, because it would also work as a fantastic lunch.

See more busy weeknight meal ideas with prepped peppers here!

Don’t sacrifice taste or work your butt off in the kitchen! Make this and thrive πŸ™‚

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This was seriously one of the most delicious things EVER. My husband even asked if we could make it for his work lunches.

If you try it, let us know how it turned out in the comments! Also please share, and spread the word that healthy food can be cheap, easy and taste amazing!

Quick, easy weeknight meal alert!! Creamy Rnach Vegetable Pasta Salad Recipe!

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Creamy Ranch Vegetable Pasta Salad
A super easy, very yummy pasta salad that is perfect for busy weeknights or to make ahead for lunches. Make as-is for a vegetarian meal, or add meat if you like. Can be adapted as vegan with vegan mayo in place of Greek yogurt, or use GF pasta if adapting to be gluten free.
Creamy Ranch Vegetable Pasta Salad Recipe
Course Main Dish
Prep Time 10 Minutes
Cook Time 10 Minutes
Servings
People
Ingredients
Course Main Dish
Prep Time 10 Minutes
Cook Time 10 Minutes
Servings
People
Ingredients
Creamy Ranch Vegetable Pasta Salad Recipe
Instructions
  1. Chop your veggies- this is where prepping comes in handy πŸ˜‰
    Recipe for Creamy Ranch Vegetable Pasta Salad
  2. Cook the pasta and rinse with cold water
  3. Take the Greek yogurt and mix well with the Ranch seasoning mix in a separate bowl *See link in recipe notes for spice blend recipe*
    Homemade Ranch Dressing. Recipe for Creamy Ranch Vegetable Pasta Salad
  4. Mix the veggies, pasta and yogurt mix until everything is evenly coated
    Creamy Ranch Vegetable Pasta Salad Recipe
Recipe Notes

Top with cheese, crumbled bacon, or chicken. This recipe is so versatile you can add almost everything with great results!

Leave as-is for a quick and easy vegetarian meal.

Enjoy!

 

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9 Comments

  1. lavendergrapefruiteo August 2, 2017 at 1:21 pm

    This looks and sounds amazing, trying this for sure! Thank you for sharing!

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  2. RuralVA August 28, 2017 at 8:08 am

    This looks amazing! 😍

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  3. thefoodblognet October 6, 2017 at 7:27 am

    Always love a pasta salad, especially loaded with veggies, like this one!

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  4. Dana Sandonato October 6, 2017 at 8:31 am

    I love me a creamy pasta salad! My husband hates the texture of anything creamy, so I’ve had to settle for vinaigrette-based pasta salads, but I should just treat myself and make a solo portion of this good stuff. And by solo portion I mean this entire thing, but just for me πŸ˜€

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    1. MandiEm October 6, 2017 at 12:00 pm

      Sounds like a great plan πŸ˜‰

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  5. Sharon October 6, 2017 at 8:52 am

    I’m with you on making your own dressing! πŸ‘ It’s so easy and who needs those crazy ingredients from the prepackaged stuff. Not us! 😊 Salad looks fab.

    Reply

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