Thursday, July 15, 2010

Double The Flavor

One of my favorite things about visiting my in-laws is snagging their AMAZING recipes! HA!!! I swear I gained a good 10 lbs. on our visit up north. It’s IMPOSSIBLE to stick to any kind of “diet” because the food is seriously TOO GOOD to pass up! It’s a neverending buffet of greatness :) I don’t know how we’ve gone the last 6 summers without having this salad, but my sister-in-law made this for us this last visit and I definitely ate enough to make up for lost time. I can tell ya right now that this little number will be making MANY appearances at our dinner table, family gatherings, and parties. YUM SCRUM!


1 box penne pasta

1 brick Colby cheese, cubed

1 brick Muenster cheese, cubed

1 yellow pepper, chopped into large chunks

1 orange pepper, chopped into large chunks

Grape tomatoes, halved

1/2 bottle Ranch dressing {she used Ken’s}

1/2 bottle of Italian dressing {she used Ken’s}

Cut up all the veggies and cube the cheese. Add dressing to coat. Meanwhile, cook pasta according to directions.


Add pasta to veggies and dressing & toss. Refrigerate for 2-3 hours or until chilled. Remove from fridge and add a little more dressing to freshen things up. Serve & enjoy!


Not kidding, y’all…this is GOOD! This is one of those salads that just doesn’t get old! Even my littlest mister…who’s only 1…SHOVELED it into his mouth with a quickness. He couldn’t get enough!!! And Bobbi says you can use any kinda cheese you prefer…her favorites are Muenster & Colby :) And I gotta say, I wouldn’t have it any other way!



  1. YES, this is one of my favs! Easy to do and lasts up to a week! I will add more dressing as needed when the noodles seem to soak some of it up. Enjoy!!

  2. Yummo. I'd love ya to link this with my tasty tuesdays next week. I'm going to share your rainbow cupcakes on my blog soon. Great ideas!

  3. Sounds good!! I wonder if you could add rotissere chicken to make it a main dish......I'll have to try it to find out. :)

  4. Looks so yummy! I'll have to try it!

  5. Thanks so much for sharing. Feel free to come back anytime!