To make Taste of Home's ranch pasta salad, cook 3 cups of tricolor spiral pasta according to package instructions, and rinse in cold water. Combine the pasta, 1 cup chopped broccoli, 3/4 cup seeded, peeled cucumber and 1/2 cup chopped tomato in a bowl. Toss with 1 8-ounce bottle of ranch dressing, and sprinkle with 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese. This recipe makes 8 servings and takes about 25 minutes to prepare.
AllRecipes.com also offers a bacon ranch pasta salad recipe. To prepare it, cook 1 12-ounce package of tri-color rotini pasta in a large pot of salted, boiling water for 8 minutes or until tender yet firm to the bite; set aside. Cook 10 slices of bacon in a skillet over medium heat until crispy. Drain the bacon, and chop it into bits.
In a large bowl, combine 1 cup mayonnaise, 3 tablespoons dry ranch dressing mix, 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder, 1/4 teaspoon garlic pepper and 1/2 cup milk. Stir until smooth, and then add the rotini along with the bacon, 1 chopped tomato, 1 4.25-ounce can of sliced black olives and 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese. Toss to coat, cover, and place in the refrigerator to chill for at least one hour before serving.