Bacon Cheddar Ranch Pasta Salad Recipe
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Serves: 4
  • 3 cups bow-tie pasta, uncooked
  • ⅔ cup cheddar cheese crumbles
  • 6 slices cooked bacon, diced
  • 2-3 small tomatoes, seeded & diced
  • ⅔ cup fresh broccoli, chopped
  • ⅔ cup red onions, diced
  • ⅓ cup black olives
  • ½ cup mayonnaise (I used Dukes)
  • ½ cup creamy ranch dressing
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • ½-1 teaspoon oregano
  1. Cook pasta until al dente. Be careful not overcook.
  2. Drain pasta and rinse with cold water until pasta is cool.
  3. Add drained pasta to a large bowl.
  4. Add in the bacon, broccoli, red onions, black olives, and tomatoes.
  5. Toss to combine. (you may need to add a tiny bit of water to moisten the pasta if it's too sticky to toss)
  6. In a small bowl, stir together the mayonnaise, ranch dressing, garlic and oregano.
  7. When ready to serve, mix the dressing in with the pasta mixture until well coated.
  8. Serve immediately.
~TIPS~ Feel free to add in your favorite veggies and meats! Dress the pasta salad right when you are ready to serve. If you like a super creamy pasta salad, double to dressing mixture.
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