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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!

You can make your favorite restaurant recipes at home with these Ruby Tuesday Copycat Recipes.

There’s nothing quite like eating out…except when you can eat at home and still enjoy your favorite flavors! This copycat Ruby Tuesday pass salad is tasty and super simple to make!

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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.

A finished look at the ruby Tuesday pasta salad ready to eat.

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.

  • Rotini pasta
  • Mayonnaise
  • Buttermilk
  • Dry ranch dressing mix
  • Diced ham,
  • Frozen green peas
  • Salt & pepper to taste

It might be surprising that you can whip up this delicious Ruby Tuesday pasta salad without any crazy ingredients but it’s true…you can make this at home with things you might already have on hand!

As always you can find the full amounts and ingredients in the printable recipe card at the bottom of the post which also includes nutritional info, shopping links and more!

ingredients needed to make this ruby Tuesday pasta salad recipe.

How to make a copycat Ruby Tuesday pasta salad:

Let’s get ready and dive into this simple recipe. Here are the step by step instructions so you can see just how simple it is to whip up a batch of Ruby Tuesday ham and pea pasta salad to share.

This recipe is great for parties, family gatherings, and more. You’ll love how easy it is to make and everyone else will love how delicious and indulgent this pasta salad is when complete.

Be warned…once you bring it to one family function it’ll be your assigned dish from here on out!

In a large bowl combine the mayonnaise, buttermilk & ranch dressing mix. Stir until it’s all well combined.

Dressing mix being prepared in a glass mixing bowl.

Next we need to add the ham!

Dressing mixed and ready to be used in the pasta salad.

Get your favorite mixing spoon and mix everything well.

vegetables and ham ready to be mixed with dressing.

Add in the frozen peas and stir to combine.

Everything stirred and ready for the pasta to be added.

We can’t forget the pasta! Slowly add in the cooked rotini pasta while mixing.

pasta being added to the dressing, ham, and pea mixture.

Take a taste and add salt and/or pepper to your liking.

seasoning being added and stirred into the big bowl of pasta salad.

Place the finished pasta salad in the refrigerator for 2 hours before serving.

featured image showing the finished pasta salad ready to eat.

Try out all of these pasta salad recipes if you need some more inspiration for enjoyable party and meal prep recipes!

Kitchen essentials for tasty recipes from Ruby Tuesday:

When you head into the kitchen to make some of these great recipes you’ll want to have the best tools on hand.

I like half sheet baking pans that are quality (hello no noisy pops or sloshed cookie dough from twisting), I line my cookie sheets with silicone baking mats. These are great for all kinds of baking and not just cookies! My husband loves them for making biscuits, pizzas, and more!

Of course mixing bowls, a mixerspatula, and some whisks should be on your list if you don’t have ones that you love. I also like to have a set of cooling racks so that my recipes can properly cool before they’re scarfed down by my family!

Finished pasta salad ready to eat.

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.

Also, using the frozen peas just makes life so much easier. You don’t have to worry about cooking them and you don’t have to worry about them getting mushed. Fresh ones will work fine as well but they require an extra step. Save yourself the hassle and just use the frozen ones!

a top down look at the finished ruby Tuesday pasta salad ready to be served up.

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.

If you make it in advance just give it a good stir before serving and you will be all set. I like to make this one for meal prep because I can have some at lunch with no reheating required. Great for busy days on the go.

a close up look at a bowl of the ruby Tuesday pasta salad ready to eat.

My copycat Ruby Tuesday pasta salad recipe is 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 and even those nights spent on the sidelines at sporting events, etc.

a plate with a serving of the finished pasta salad on it ready to eat.

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!

You won’t want to miss out on these other pasta salads and easy recipes that we love to share. Check out Orzo Pasta Salad, Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad, Mango Pineapple Smoothie Bowl, Incredible Loaded Baked Potato Salad, Easy Turkey Tacos With Fresh Toppings and Homemade Seasoning, Easy Homemade Pico De Gallo, Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cheesecake Recipe, and even Cheesesteak Stuffed Peppers You Can’t Live Without.

top down look at a serving of the finished salad on a plate ready to eat with a fork.

If you love Ruby Tuesday recipes try out some of these other classics:

For those of you who like Ruby Tuesday recipes you won’t want to miss out on some of the other classics that we’ve debunked and shared Copycat version of below!

Try out Ruby Tuesday Copycat Recipes (all the recipes in one spot) or Ruby Tuesday Mashed Cauliflower Recipe, Ruby Tuesday Apple Salad, Ruby Tuesday Potato Cheese Soup Recipe, Ruby Tuesday White Chicken Chili, Ruby Tuesday Biscuits, Ruby Tuesday Broccoli Salad, Ruby Tuesday Baked Potato Salad Recipe, Ruby Tuesday Mashed Potatoes Recipe, Ruby Tuesday Ranch Dressing Recipe, and Ruby Tuesday Macaroni and Cheese.

There are so many great Ruby Tuesday recipes that you can make at home. No need to head out to the restaurant if you have all of these meals on hand to try.

I especially love it because we don’t live close to a Ruby Tuesday. I can enjoy all my favorite classics from the restaurant without having to leave the house!

Printable Ruby Tuesday Pasta Salad Recipe:

Yield: 12 Servings

Copycat Ruby Tuesday Pasta Salad Recipe

Finished pasta salad ready to eat.

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

Kimberly

Saturday 9th of October 2021

My late husband used to make a pasta salad similar to this but instead of peas he added drained pineapple tidbits. So good and refreshing.

Donna @ Modern on Monticello

Wednesday 2nd of September 2020

This is a great salad. Thanks for sharing a way to enjoy it at home. #HomeMattersParty

Grandma's House DIY

Sunday 30th of August 2020

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

Dawn Tyler

Monday 15th of June 2020

I topped with shredded parmesan cheese otherwise it was pretty bland.

Richie Rathkopf

Monday 23rd of March 2020

They did not use ranch dressing packet. They used lawry's seasoning salt

Diana

Wednesday 1st of July 2020

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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