Copycat Ruby Tuesday Pasta Salad Recipe

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On the Ruby Tuesday salad bar, you’ll find a unique pasta salad that is very flavorful and delicious. I’ve put together this awesome copycat Ruby Tuesday pasta salad recipe so that we can enjoy this great dish at home!

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Copycat Ruby Tuesday Pasta Salad Recipe

Whenever we go to Ruby Tuesday I enjoy their salad bar! It’s always a welcome start to a great meal and I love that they include options like pasta salad, potato salad, and a variety of other options apart from the traditional salad toppings.

completed pasta salad recipe on a white plate with red table cloth

What do I need to make this pasta salad recipe?

Most of the ingredients you need for this tasty recipe you can easily pick up or you might already have them on hand. There’s nothing like a tasty pasta salad recipe to make any meal more festive.

  • 1 lb box rotini pasta
  • 1 1/2 cups mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 of 1oz package dry ranch dressing mix
  • 8 ounces diced ham,
  • 1 cup frozen green peas
  • Salt & pepper to taste

How to make a copycat Ruby Tuesday pasta salad:

  1. In a large bowl combine the mayonnaise, buttermilk & ranch dressing mix. Stir until it’s all well combined.
  2. Next we need to add the ham!
  3. Get your favorite mixing spoon and mix everything well.
  4. Add in the frozen peas and stir to combine.
  5. We can’t forget the pasta! Slowly add in the cooked rotini pasta while mixing.
  6. Take a taste and add salt and/or pepper to your liking.
  7. Place the finished pasta salad in the refrigerator for 2 hours before serving.
in progress steps of making ruby Tuesday pasta salad

Do I have to use frozen peas?

Yes! Canned peas are going to be too soft and mushy and they’ll just breakdown. You could also use fresh peas I suppose just blanch them and then include them! The frozen peas are the easiest option and they’re readily available so that’s the simplest choice in my opinion.

Can I meal prep with this pasta salad recipe?

You can definitely meal prep with this great pasta salad recipe. It comes together really quickly and tastes great. It will hold up well in the fridge for about a week with no issues. I like to make this recipe for parties and family gatherings.

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My copycat Ruby Tuesday pasta salad recipe is also great for lunches throughout the week. It’s not difficult to put into containers so you can grab one on the way out the door in the morning! A great recipe to make those busy weekdays a little easier.

Printable Ruby Tuesday Pasta Salad Recipe:

Yield: 12 Servings

Copycat Ruby Tuesday Pasta Salad Recipe

completed pasta salad recipe on a white plate with red table cloth

Have you ever had the pasta salad at Ruby Tuesday? It's a unique pasta salad recipe that is very flavorful and delicious. I've put together this awesome copycat Ruby Tuesday pasta salad recipe so that we can enjoy this great dish at home! 

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Chilling Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 lb box rotini pasta
  • 1 1/2 cups mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 a 1oz package dry ranch dressing mix
  • 8 ounces diced ham,
  • 1 cup frozen green peas
  • Salt & pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl combine the mayonnaise, buttermilk & ranch dressing mix. Stir until it's all well combined. 
  2. Next we need to add the ham! 
  3. Get your favorite mixing spoon and mix everything well.
  4. Add in the frozen peas and stir to combine. 
  5. We can't forget the pasta! Slowly add in the cooked rotini pasta while mixing.
  6. Take a taste and add salt and/or pepper to your liking.
  7. Place the finished pasta salad in the refrigerator for 2 hours before serving.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 338Total Fat: 22gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 18gCholesterol: 25mgSodium: 1856mgCarbohydrates: 24gFiber: 2gSugar: 5gProtein: 11g

Do you have any other delicious recipes for me to try?

I absolutely do! There are so many delicious recipes here at Cook Clean Then Repeat that I don’t know how to choose just a few…but I’ll do my best! Here’s a few of my favorites!

completed pasta salad recipe on a white plate with red table cloth

5 thoughts on “Copycat Ruby Tuesday Pasta Salad Recipe

  • March 23, 2020 at 12:15 pm
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    They did not use ranch dressing packet. They used lawry’s seasoning salt

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    • July 1, 2020 at 2:57 pm
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      The salad at the restaurant definitely didn’t have a ranch taste. I’m going to try this with Lawrys! Thanks!

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  • June 15, 2020 at 2:36 am
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    I topped with shredded parmesan cheese otherwise it was pretty bland.

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  • August 30, 2020 at 11:18 pm
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    I totally love this – I’ll be sharing it across all of my social media platforms and my blog when the next party starts on Wednesday! Thanks or sharing with us at the To Grandma’s hosue we go link party

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