Amazing pasta salad

Lynn Socko


This is the season for cold salads. This one was inspired by another JAP member, please look for link below to her recipe. To make this dish lighter, use turkey bacon. Remove the bacon completely and enjoy as a vegetarian dish.


★★★★★ 2 votes

25 Min


  • 4 c
    cooked pasta
  • 4 slice
    bacon, cooked & crumbled or smoked sausage, cubed
  • 4 oz
    cheddar cheese, cubed
  • 1/2 c
    uncle gary's gourment peppers or your fav pickled peppers , chopped
  • 1/4 c
    pimentos or red bell pepper
  • 1/4-1/2 c
    ranch dressing
  • 4
    green onions, sliced
  • ·
    black pepper

How to Make Amazing pasta salad


  1. Cook bacon. I like to put mine in a baking dish with a rack in it, bake at 400° for 25 min. Chop or crumble bacon when cooled.
  2. Meanwhile cook pasta according to package directions.
    Drain and let cool.
  3. Slice green onions and cube cheddar cheese.
  4. Mix all ingredients together including dressing, add pepper. Refrigerate till serving.

Printable Recipe Card

About Amazing pasta salad

Course/Dish: Pasta Sides
Other Tags: Quick & Easy Healthy
Hashtag: #cheese

Show 19 Comments & Reviews

21 Easy Grilling Recipes

21 Easy Grilling Recipes

Father’s Day is just around the corner. Are you looking to do something special for dad this year? Why not take over the grilling duty and prepare an outstanding meal. From the main course to dessert, any of these 21 easy grilling recipes will make a dynamite dinner for dad.

Summer Recipes That Spotlight Cucumbers

Summer Recipes That Spotlight Cucumbers

When thinking of summer vegetables, squash and zucchini are probably at the top of the list. But, cucumbers are abundant too and we think they deserve the same spotlight. While they are technically a fruit, for cooking many consider them and treat them like a veggie. From a classic cucumber, tomato, and onion salad to […]

20 Portobello Mushroom Recipes

20 Portobello Mushroom Recipes

The portobello mushroom is one of the most popular varieties of mushrooms in the world. Known as natural cancer-fighters and providing numerous health benefits, so portobellos are a tasty addition to your diet. Whether you are going low-carb, want to partake in Meatless Monday, or are on a plant-based diet, portobellos will become a staple […]