24264522055_a0fa7f7cfd_cThis is a very flavorful pasta salad. The crisp cooked bacon really adds a nice flavor. I get requests for this pasta salad for every get together and cook out.

 

Yield :

  • Makes 8 servings¬†.

Ingredients :

  • 2 cups broccoli florets, blanched and chopped into smaller bites
  • 10 slices bacon, cooked, drained of fat, and chopped
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, whole
  • 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup sweet peas, cooked
  • 8 oz pasta shells, cooked
  • 2/3 cup mayo
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 or 2 tablespoons dry Ranch mix, or more, to taste
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Preparation :

  • In a large bowl, combined chopped blanched broccoli, chopped cooked bacon, whole cherry tomatoes, shredded sharp cheddar cheese, cooked sweet peas, cooked pasta shells.
  • In a medium bowl, combine mayo and milk and add 1 or 2 tablespoons of dry Ranch mix. Mix well and taste to see if you need to add more dry Ranch mix to the dressing.
  • Gradually add the salad dressing to the large bowl with the salad ingredients. Some people like lots of dressing on their salad, some don’t – let your taste be your guide as far as how much dressing to add!

Nutritional Info :

Original recipe & image from :http://juliasalbum.com/2016/01/broccoli-bacon-ranch-pasta-salad/

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