February 23, 2009

Salsa ranch pasta

1 1/2 cups chunky salsa
1/2 bottle creamy ranch dressing
1/2 ham in bite-sized chunks
8oz cooked rigatoni or bowtie pasta
shredded pepperjack or mozzarella cheese
cilantro, to taste

Preheat oven to 350F degrees.
Prepare sauce by stirring together salsa, ranch dressing, and ham in a large bowl. Add hot, cooked pasta and toss to coat.
Pour mixture into a 9x 11-inch greased pan.
Sprinkle top of pasta with cheese.
Place pasta dish in a 350F oven for 20-25 minutes, or until cheese is good and melted.
Remove pan from the oven.
Sprinkle cilantro over the cheese to taste.

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