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Buttermilk Ranch Medley Pasta Salad in a large gold serving bowl.

Buttermilk Ranch Pasta Medley Salad

Arlene Mobley - Flour On My Face
Buttermilk Ranch Pasta Medley Salad recipe is made with ranch dressing mix, pasta, fresh tomatoes and fresh broccoli.
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 12 Servings
Calories 224 kcal


  • 8 ounces Cavatappi or Cellentani pasta (cooked following the directions on the box)
  • 1 cup diced fresh tomato
  • 1 cup fresh broccoli florets cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1 cup diced yellow and orange sweet bell pepper
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup Hellman's mayonnaise (or Duke Mayonnaise)
  • 1 envelope Hidden Valley Original Ranch Salad Dressing and Seasoning Mix (or 1 tablespoon my Gourmet Ranch Dressing Mix)
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Recipe Prep

  • Dice the sweet bell peppers and tomatoes, Trim the broccoli stems and cut into bite size pieces. Put in a bowl and set aside until needed.
  • Cook the pasta in a large pot of boiling water until just el dente, about 12 minutes.
  • Drain the pasta well and rinse in cold water until the pasta is cool to the touch.

Mix the pasta salad

  • Dump the cooked and cooled Cellentani pasta into a very large mixing bowl.
  • Add the diced bell peppers, diced tomatoes, and bite size pieces of broccoli to the bowl with the pasta.
  • Add the mayonnaise, and buttermilk to the bowl.
  • Add the salt, ground black pepper and dry Ranch Salad dressing mix to the bowl.
  • Alternately you can mix the buttermilk, mayo and one envelope of Hidden Valley® Original Ranch® Salad Dressing or Seasoning Mix together in a small bowl before adding to the pasta salad. Pour the dressing mix over the cooled pasta and vegetables before mixing.
  • Use a large spoon to mix the pasta salad ingredients until the dressing covers all the vegetables and pasta.
  • Refrigerate the pasta salad for at least 2 hours before serving. Overnight is best.
  • Ranch® Salad Dressing and Seasoning Mix is a simple way to add a flavorful kick to a classic recipe.

Recipe Expert Tips

  • Ranch Salad Dressing and Seasoning Mix is a simple way to add a flavorful kick to a classic recipe.


Serving: 1Serving | Calories: 224kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 9g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.03g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 416mg | Potassium: 155mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 585IU | Vitamin C: 24mg | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 0.4mg
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