My Pasta Salad
 
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Smoky bacon, chicken, chunks of cheese, and a creamy ranch dressing make this pasta salad a quick lunch, easy dinner, or perfect side dish.
Alison:
Recipe type: pasta, side
Serves: 8 -10 servings
Grocery List
  • 1 lb. pasta
  • ¾ c. mayo
  • ¼ c. sour cream + 2 T. Ranch powder
  • OR ¼ c. prepared ranch dressing
  • 1 tsp. brown mustard
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • Pepper
  • ½ tsp. garlic powder
  • ⅓ c. chopped celery
  • 1 c. cheddar cheese cubed
  • 2 tsp. lemon juice
  • ½ c. frozen peas, blanched
  • 1-2 c. chicken
  • 4 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
Here's how...
  1. Boil pasta in salted water and cook according to package instructions.Drain and let cool.
  2. Fry up four slices of bacon until crisp. Drain.
  3. In a large bowl, mix one of the following combinations: ¾ c. mayo, ¼ c. sour cream, and 2 T. ranch powder OR ¾ c. mayo and ¼ c. prepared ranch dressing.
  4. Also add in mustard, salt, pepper, garlic powder, celery, cheddar cheese chunks, lemon juice, and peas. Mix well.
  5. Add in chicken.
  6. Mix the cooled pasta in as well as the bacon either into the pasta or as a garnish.
Recipe by That Which Nourishes at http://www.thatwhichnourishes.com/bacon-ranch-pasta-salad/