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bacon ranch pasta salad

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Julie Prior
Mesquite, NV

393 Calories Per Serving 22 Carbs Per Serving 22.9 Fat Per Serving 23.1 Protein Per Serving

(1 rating)
yield 12 serving(s)
prep time 30 Min
cook time 45 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For bacon ranch pasta salad

  • 1 box
    rotini pasta
  • 1/2 c
    ranch dressing
  • 1 lb
  • 1/2 lb
    sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • crispy fried onions

How To Make bacon ranch pasta salad

  • 1
    In a large stock pot, boil the pasta per box directions and strain after cooking.
  • 2
    While the pasta is boiling, cook the bacon. Allow it to cool and then cut into bits.
  • 3
    After you have drained the pasta, rinse it with cold water to bring the temperature down. Make sure it's not warm at all or things will get very mushy.
  • 4
    Transfer to a large mixing bowl. Combine all the ingredients, but leave some cheese and bacon for garnish.
  • 5
    When ready to serve, top with additional bacon bits, cheese and crispy fried onions.