Creamy Pasta Salad - Nance and Robyn make the same recipe
Side Dish
Cuisine: Norwegian
Prep time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 12
 
Ingredients
  • ½ of a 16-ounce box of shell pasta (I used medium shells and would recommend those)
  • 1 head of broccoli, chopped OR half a 12-ounce bag of broccoli florets (you might want to cut the broccoli florets even smaller than they are)
  • 
1 cup frozen peas, thawed
  • ½ of a 5-ounce pack mini pepperonis (regular pepperoni will work, too)
  • 
8 Monterey Jack (or any kind, really. Whatever you have on hand works.) cheese sticks cut into chunks
  • 
3 medium carrots, chopped
  • 
Ranch dressing - make your own or use the prepared stuff from a bottle
Instructions
  1. Cook your pasta according to the directions on the box; drain it. Let it cool, and then dump it onto a paper towel to drain further.
  2. Put all the ingredients except Ranch dressing into a big bowl.
  3. Add the Ranch dressing. Go with your own personal preferences as far as how much dressing to use. I used the whole batch (which I mixed up from the envelope) and it worked out pretty well.
  4. Mix together well and serve (or chill until dinner time!)
Recipe by DCEP at http://www.dinosaurscanteatpizza.com/creamy-pasta-salad-nance-and-robyn-make-the-same-recipe/