Ranch Pasta Salad - $15 Dinner Challenge (Video Included)

Wednesday, March 23, 2016 AnnMarie Brown 0 Comments


I was contacted on behalf of Barilla about doing a dinner meal challenge with $15 and some of their wonderful pasta. Cooking on a limited budget and making the best meals for my family is something I am always interested in doing. Of course, I jumped at this challenge. 

To start this challenge I was given three boxes of Barilla Pasta. I knew as soon as I saw the Farfalle Pasta that I just had to make it into a pasta salad. I double checked my fridge for the ingredients I would need to add to make our celebrate spring meal and made a list of ingredients I needed to pick up at the store.

Barilla Pasta

Celebrate Spring menu for the night would be:

Ranch Pasta Salad
Potato Salad
Ceasar Salad
Cherry Jello
Orange Jello
Cold Cuts
Buns
Tomatoes 
Lettuce

Barilla Pasta Salad Ingredients

My Ranch Pasta Salad varies every time I make it. It usually depends on what I have on hand and what is seasonal. I am going to share how I made the salad this week. 

Ranch Pasta Salad 

Box of Barilla Pasta
2 Stalks of Celery
1 Small Onion, diced
Grape Tomatoes, halved
3 Slices Bacon, Cooked and Crushed
Green Onion

For Dressing:
3/4 cup Mayonaisse
1/4 to 1/2 cup Ranch Dressing

Mix all salad ingredients together except the Green Onion. 
Add Dressing to salad and mix well. 
Top with Green Onion. 

The salad tastes better when you let is sit for about 1 to 2 hours before serving. 


Ranch Pasta Salad

To check out what I made for the rest of our celebrate Spring dinner watch the video below >> 



Do you need inspiration for your next Barilla Pasta meal? On their website you will find many delicious recipes to tease your taste buds. What is your favourite pasta dish?