I love cold pasta salad. There are so many different ways you can make it. One of my most favorite ways it to give it a ranch flavor. And since bacon goes so well with ranch, that’s in there too. As is cheese, because bacon and ranch just need cheese. It’s super simple to make and very filling. Here’s how I made it.
Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad
- 1 lb elbow macaroni
- 1 cup mayo
- 1/2 cup onion dip
- 1x 1oz packet ranch salad dressing mix
- 1 cup crumbled bacon
- 2 cups cooked peas (I was out of frozen so used a can of sweet peas)
- 8oz sharp cheddar cheese, cut into cubes
Cook the pasta according to the instructions on the box.
Drain and cool for 5 minutes.
Place 1 cup mayo, 1/2 cup onion dip and the salad dressing packet into a large bowl and mix well.
Place the pasta into the bowl of dressing.
Add the bacon and stir well.
Add the peas and stir well.
Add the cheese and stir well.
Refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving.