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Copycat Ruby Tuesday Pasta Salad

Copycat Ruby Tuesday Pasta Salad

4.1 from 104 votes
My homemade, copycat version of Ruby Tuesday's pasta salad - rotini pasta, diced ham, peas and green pepper make for the perfect side dish for a summer party! Don't forget to bring a pitcher of raspberry rosé sangria and the ingredients for some grilled peaches, too.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pound rotini pasta
  • 1 cup ranch dressing
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced (about 1 cup)
  • 2 cups ham, cooked and diced (about 1-8 ounce ham steak)
  • ½ cup frozen peas

Instructions
 

  • Cook pasta according to package directions, drain, and rinse with cold water. Set aside until completely cooled.
  • In a very large bowl, combine ranch dressing, mayonnaise, salt and pepper.
  • Add green pepper, ham, peas and stir to combine. Add pasta and stir again to combine.
  • Cover bowl and place in refrigerator to chill completely.
  • Serve cold and enjoy!

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Notes

  • Make sure you rinse the pasta in cold water after it's done cooking - this will stop the cooking process completely, and it will help it cool more quickly.
  • People have given some AWESOME recommendations in the comments - some from real life former Ruby Tuesday employees. Check them out if you want to make this more authentic - I'm not including them in my recipe card since it wasn't my idea and I actually love my version as is, and I don't want to give away their secrets without credit :)

Nutrition

Calories: 547kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 16g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 37mg | Sodium: 1128mg | Potassium: 304mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 159IU | Vitamin C: 20mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 1mg
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine American
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