Hail Mary Tailgate Pasta Salad

Simple & Easy Pasta Salad, made with your leftovers and pantry goodies!  Get creative and have fun! Note:  The list of ingredients are what I had in my fridge and pantry!  Edit as you please!



1 14 oz bag of Tailgate & Celebrate Pasta Salad (or any other short shape, up to 16 ounces)

1/2 can black beans,  drained and rinsed

1/2 can pinto beans, drained and rinsed

1/2 can black eyed peas, drained and rinsed

1/2 cup chopped onion

1 can sweet corn, or 23 cooked or grilled fresh corn on the cob, cobs cut off with a knife

1 jar roasted red peppers, chopped (I usually buy mine at TJMaxx)

1 small can mild green chilies

Salt and pepper, to taste

1 fresh jalapeno, thinly sliced

Fresh parsley, chopped

1 bottle Ranch dressing (about 1/3 bottle, or to taste)


Cook pasta according to package directions, rinse with cold water, and put in large bowl.

Add all other ingredients and toss gently.  Season to taste.

Garnish and serve!  Enjoy!

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