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Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad


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Serves 6 | Prep Time | Cook Time

Ingredients

1 (12 ounce) package uncooked tri-color rotini pasta
10 slices Pederson's Uncured Hickory Smoked Bacon
1 cup mayonnaise
3 tablespoons dry ranch salad dressing mix
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic pepper
1/2 cup milk, or as needed
1 large tomato, chopped
1 (4.25 ounce) can sliced black olives
1 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese


Cooking Instructions



Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Stir in rotini pasta and cook for 10 to 12 minutes or until al dente; drain.



Place bacon in a skillet over medium-high heat and cook until evenly brown. Drain and chop.



In a large bowl, mix mayonnaise, ranch dressing mix, garlic powder, and garlic pepper. Stir in milk until smooth. Place bacon, tomato, black olives and cheese in bowl and toss to coat with dressing.



Cover and chill at least 1 hour in the refrigerator. Toss with additional milk if the salad seems a little dry.


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Notes

this was so yummy! I added one med cucumber to ours and it was still very good. everyone should try this. keeping this as a favorite for sure

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