20-Minute Creamy Bacon, Cheese & Peas Pasta Salad Recipe: Minimal Ingredients, Maximum Flavor by Donna John

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2 months ago
20-Minute Creamy Bacon, Cheese & Peas Pasta Salad Recipe: Minimal Ingredients, Maximum Flavor

Sometimes pasta salads can get too complicated. This easy pasta salad recipe has minimal ingredients, but is packed with flavor.

If you're making it to take to a potluck or other get-together, put the ranch dressing in an airtight container and mix it with the pasta when you get there to keep it super creamy.

Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 to 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Servings: 8

Ingredients

  • 16 ounces elbow macaroni
  • 1 envelope (1 ounce) dry ranch salad dressing
  • 1 container (16 ounces) sour cream
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 block (8 ounces) Monterey Jack cheese, cubed
  • 1 block (8 ounces) cheddar cheese, cubed
  • 1 bag (10 ounces) frozen peas, thawed
  • 8 slices bacon, cooked crisp and crumbled

Here's how to make it:

  1. Cook the pasta according to package directions for al dente. Drain and rinse under cold water. 
  2. Combine the ranch dressing mix, sour cream and mayonnaise. 
  3. Add all the ingredients to a large bowl. Mix well. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. 

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Elisa A. Schmitz 30Seconds
This sounds so yummy, Donna John - and so easy. Bonus!!
bepositive
What an easy and fun summer recipe!

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