Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad

Photo by lacy b.

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

8

servings

PREP TIME

--

minutes

TOTAL TIME

--

minutes

SERVINGS

8

servings

Ingredients

  • 6

    slices of bacon

  • 1

    red bell pepper

  • 1

    green bell pepper

  • 2

    cups of uncooked small shell pasta

  • Olive oil (see directions)

  • 2/3

    cup of real mayonnaise

  • 3

    tablespoons (or 1 packet) of Hidden Valley Ranch

  • or Bacon Ranch dry dressing mix

  • Couple splashes of milk

  • 1

    cup cubed sharp chedder cheese

Directions

Cook the bacon until crisp; remove to drain on a paper towel, chop and set aside. chop peppers set aside. Prepare pasta according to package directions; rinse and drain. Pat with paper towels. Transfer to a serving bowl, or storage container. Toss with just enough olive oil to just lightly coat the pasta. Stir in the mayonnaise until well blended. Add the chopped bacon, ranch dressing mix; stir. Add a splash of milk, and stir in until creamy adding additional milk as needed for desired consistency.Add cheese. Stir in the well drained peas. Cover and refrigerate for several hours or overnight before serving. Flavor improves as it sits.

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