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.
2cupsham, cooked and diced (about 1-8 ounce ham steak)
Cook pasta according to package directions, drain, and rinse with cold water. Set aside until completely cooled.
1 pound rotini pasta
In a very large bowl, combine ranch dressing, mayonnaise, salt and pepper.
1 cup ranch dressing | ½ cup mayonnaise | 1 teaspoon salt | ½ teaspoon black pepper
Add green pepper, ham, peas and stir to combine. Add pasta and stir again to combine.
1 green bell pepper | 2 cups ham | ½ cup frozen peas
Cover bowl and place in refrigerator to chill completely.
Serve cold and enjoy!
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 :)