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Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad is a creamy pasta salad recipe. This ranch pasta salad is so easy to make. You will want to serve this bacon pasta salad for your next picnic!
Pasta Salad With Mayo
I love pasta salad with mayo. Sure an Italian pasta salad with Italian dressing os good, but a creamy pasta salad recipe just tastes better in my opinion.
Creamy Pasta Salad Recipe
So is mayo the secret to a creamy pasta salad recipe? Yes in a way. So if you do not like mayo then a pasta salad with mayo would not be for you. However, you can doctor the mayo so that you would not be able to tell that the creamy pasta salad dressing really contained mayonnaise!
Creamy Pasta Salad Dressing
So how can you make a creamy pasta salad dressing and not tell that it has mayo in it? Simple, ranch dressing! A ranch pasta salad sounds so much better than pasta salad with mayo does it not?
Ranch Pasta Salad
I have seen where a ranch pasta salad uses a packet of dry ranch seasoning. I didn’t want this bacon pasta salad to be salty because of the bacon that is in this easy pasta salad. So I choose to add a bottle of ranch dressing instead.
Bacon Pasta Salad
Why make a ranch pasta salad with bacon? Well, bacon just makes everything better! Honestly, I love bacon in my salads. Who would not want a bacon pasta salad!
- 12 ounces fusilli pasta, cooked and chilled
- 5 -7 slices bacon
- 1/2 cup fresh peas
- 1 /2 cup carrot (shredded)
- 1 small bottle Ranch dressing
- 3/4 cup mayonnaise
- Cut bacon into small bits and fry until very crispy. Drain and let cool.
- Shred carrots, and mix with peas, noodles, and bacon in a large bowl.
- Mix in a bowl the Ranch dressing and mayonnaise.
- Pour the ranch mixture over the pasta mixture and mixed everything together so all coated.
- Chill in the refrigerator for 3-4 hours
- Serve it up and ENJOY!
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Amount Per Serving:
Calories: 412Total Fat: 27gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 21gCholesterol: 25mgSodium: 454mgCarbohydrates: 31gFiber: 4gSugar: 3gProtein: 10g
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