Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad
Author: Amy Flory
Prep time: 20 mins
Cook time: 10 mins
Total time: 30 mins
  • 12 oz macaroni or other pasta
  • 1 cup mayo
  • 1 packet ranch dressing mix (my favorite is Uncle Dan's Classic Ranch)
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, cut in half
  • Small can olives, sliced
  • ½ cucumber, diced
  • ½ cup bacon bits
  • ½ cup Parmesan cheese
  • ½ cup mozzarella cheese, cubed
  • Fresh basil
  1. Cook pasta according to package directions, making sure not to overcook. Drain, and rinse with cold water. Set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, add mayo and ranch packet. Whisk to combine. Stir ranch and mayo mixture into pasta until all pasta is coated. Fold in tomatoes, olives, cucumber, bacon bits, Parmesan cheese, and mozzarella cheese. Stir gently.
  3. Pepper to taste, and refrigerate for at least an hour before serving for best results.
  4. Before serving, give it one more stir, and top with fresh basil.
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