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Creamy Bacon Cheddar Ranch Pasta Salad

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I love cold pasta salads and this creamy bacon cheddar ranch pasta salad is amongst my favs. I mean can you really go wrong with bacon, cheddar and ranch?? The fresh onions, garlic, tomatoes, broccoli and olives really makes this pasta salad pops. The perfect side dish for a summer bbq!
Ingredients
  Bowtie pasta 3 Cup (48 tbs)
  Cheddar cheese 2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs), crumbled
  Bacon slices 6 Medium, cooked, diced
  Tomatoes 3 Medium, seeded, diced
  Broccoli 2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs), chopped
  Red onion 2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs), diced
  Black olives 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Mayonnaise 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Ranch dressing 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (creamy)
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm), minced
  Dried oregano 1 Teaspoon
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Cook pasta until al dente. Be careful not overcook.
2. Drain pasta and rinse with cold water until pasta is cool.
3. Prepare the other ingredients according to the list.
4. In a small bowl, stir together the mayonnaise, ranch dressing, garlic and oregano.

MAKING
5. In a large bowl add drained pasta.
6. Put the bacon, broccoli, red onions, black olives, and tomatoes.
7. Toss to combine. (you may need to add a tiny bit of water to moisten the pasta if it’s too sticky to toss)
8. When ready to serve, mix the dressing in with the pasta mixture until well coated.

SERVING
9. In a serving plate, serve the pasta salad with choice of meat.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
European
Course: 
Side Dish
Taste: 
Savory
Method: 
Mixing
Dish: 
Salad
Ingredient: 
Pasta
Interest: 
Easy
Restriction: 
High Fiber, High Protein
Preparation Time: 
25 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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