Monday, June 10, 2013

Ranch Pasta Salad

I am usually more of a fan of oil based pasta salads as opposed to the creamy type. But this was a request from the Husband, so I couldn't refuse! And of course its yummy.

PS, its obvious that food picture people stir up the food in one bowl and then transfer it to the other bowl for a picture. Sorry, ain't nobody got time for that....

Ranch Pasta Salad


1 box pasta of choice
8 slices bacon, crisp cooked and crumbled
1 pint cherry or grape tomatoes, halved or quartered
1 cup frozen peas
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 small hot house cucumber, sliced and quartered
1 small can sliced black olives (optional)
2 green onions, sliced
1 cup ranch dressing, store bought or homemade. PLUS more if needed
Salt and pepper to taste

Cook pasta to directions on box. Drain and rinse with cool water to stop cooking.

In a large bowl, combine all the other ingredients and add pasta and toss.

Chill at least one hour. Add more dressing as needed. After time, it absorbs the dressing and needs a tad more.

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