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Creamy Pasta Salad Supreme

Creamy Pasta Salad Supreme is the perfect light meal or side dish for summertime! This easy pasta salad is cool, creamy, and full of veggies, and protein!  Thanks to KRAFT and Collective Bias for sponsoring this post!

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Creamy Pasta Salad Supreme- Perfect light meal or side dish for summertime!  #pasta #easymeal #salad

I have a hard time cooking dinner in the summer when it’s really hot outside. Hot food on a hot day just isn’t appealing to me. I added lots of protein to this cool, creamy salad so you can eat it as a main dish. We have had lots of days eating this out on our deck already – even the kids love it! This would be great for a picnic or cook out too!

Creamy Pasta Salad Supreme- Perfect light meal or side dish!  #pasta #easymeal #salad

I picked up some of the new and improved Kraft pourables from walmart when I got the idea for this salad. I used a light ranch this time, and honestly, you would never know it was light. It is creamier, with more buttermilk and herbs, and tastes even better than before! I added some salmon, tomatoes, and sweet peppers to the cart and headed home to make this for lunch.

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This recipe makes a nice big bowl of pasta salad. I was a little worried it was more than we could eat…I was wrong. I had no idea my kids would gobble this up so fast! Everyday until it was gone my boys would answer PASTA when I asked what they wanted for lunch. I guess you could call this a hit!

Easy Creamy Pasta Salad Supreme- Perfect light meal or side dish!  #pasta #easymeal #salad

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Creamy Pasta Salad Supreme

Creamy Pasta Salad Supreme is the perfect light meal or side dish for summertime! Cool, creamy, and full of veggies, and protein!

Ingredients

  • 12oz bowtie pasta (cooked, drained, and cooled)
  • 12oz salmon (cooked and flaked)
  • 1 1/2 cup shredded cheese
  • 1 Large tomato (chopped)
  • 1 Large orange pepper (chopped)
  • 1/4 teaspoon dill
  • 1 1/2 cup ranch dressing (I used KRAFT light ranch)
  • salt and pepper (to taste)

Directions

Step 1
In a large bowl gently stir together all ingredients. Cover and chill. Serve cold.

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21 Responses to “Creamy Pasta Salad Supreme”

  1. Oh i love this Stephanie! My boys would too. So perfect for a summer picnic!
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  2. christine says:

    Perfect summertime recipe
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  3. This is SO perfect for those family cookouts! Also, love the addition of the extra protein, salmon!
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  4. I love pasta!
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  5. This looks like the perfect summer pasta salad! YUM!
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  6. Julie says:

    This would be a great for a cookout or picnic!
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  7. Ginny McMeans says:

    I absolutely love pasta salads. You did a great job on this recipe.

  8. Pasta salad is terrific, especially in the summer. Love the dill!
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  9. Kim Beaulieu says:

    Your pasta salad looks amazing. I love Kraft Dressings. I use them for pasta salads and marinades. So versatile, and tasty like crazy. I love that you added salmon. Totally trying that.
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  10. I love salmon but never made it into a pasta salad, sounds so good!
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  11. We’re big pasta salad fans. I’ve never made it with salmon in it, my hubby would love it!

  12. Pasta salad – yum!! Perfect – I love all the veggies you have added! Thanks for the recipe :)
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  13. You have to love simple meals like these – so perfect for summer. :)
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  14. So light and perfect for summer! It was 96 degrees here today, so salads are my go to meals right now!
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  15. This meal looks perfect for summer! Pasta salads are essential when it comes to beating the heat!

  16. This would be perfect for a cookout!
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  17. Katie Adams says:

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  18. Stephanie says:

    Love the idea of adding a creamy Kraft Ranch dressing with the Salmon and pasta! Delicious! #client
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