Homemade Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad

Amy Herald


I used to love the Kraft pasta salad mix back when it came out in the early nineties. Back then, Kraft was the best because it came with right amount of mayonnaise and real bacon bits as opposed to imitation baco-bits. Over the years, Kraft cheapened their pasta salad kit and made it just like the Suddenly Salad brand with fake bacon bits and no mayonnaise. So I thought to myself, I could make this and it would be better! I thought of all the ingredients that came in the original Kraft kit and added the fresh ingredients to my own pasta. This is always a big hit at picnics and pot lucks!

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1 box
(12 oz.) small shell pasta
1 c
frozen english peas, thawed
1 medium
carrot, peeled and grated
1 small
tomato, seeded and diced
12 oz
bacon, cooked and crumbled
1 1/2 c
1 pkg
ranch dressing mix

Directions Step-By-Step

Mix all ingredients together and lightly tossed until thoroughly combined. Chill for 2 hours or more before serving.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: American