Thursday, 14 July 2011

Guest Post: Abby's Easy Ranch Pasta

The lovely Abby from Life with B and A is back to blogsit again with another one of her easy and crowd pleasing recipes. If you've ever met an expat one of the biggest things we complain about is the lack of Ranch dressing outside of the States. I am no exception and love Ranch and can't wait to try out Abby's recipe when we get back!

Hello everyone I’m back, helping my blog friend Mel out while she’s off on her fabulous holiday! Last time I shared my recipe for Asian Style Pork Chops. I thought I would continue the trend and share another easy peasy recipe with you that is a favorite here in our house. I was given this recipe by a co-worker of mine and it has been a staple in our household ever since.

We call this Easy Ranch Pasta and in fact we just had it last night! Even our 15 month old Drew loves it.

So here's what you will need:

-1box of bowtie pasta

-2 packages dry ranch dressing (Non-US peeps you can make your own Ranch seasoning mix)

-Cooked diced chicken

-1medium bag frozen vegetable mixture ( I use the one with peas, carrots and corn)

Boil water in large pot, enough to sustain the entire box of pasta. In another pot boil enough water to sustain the entire bag of veggies. Cook both pasta and veggies.  While they are cooking dice chicken into small pieces.

After pasta is cooked, drain it and put it back in its original pot.  Drain veggies and put in large pot with pasta. Add in chicken and coat mixture with 2-3 tablespoons of olive oil. Then add in ranch dressing and mix together. If you really like the ranch taste, you can add a couple of tablespoons of actual ranch dressing from the bottle to thicken things up and make it even.

Serve it up in a bowl or on a plate, and VOILĂ€! Easy Ranch Pasta!

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