Wednesday, June 29, 2016

#CookoutWeek ~ Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad


Welcome to Day 3 of #CookoutWeek! See my kick-off post and make sure to enter the fantastic giveaway! Today I'm sharing a perfectly shareable side dish for any cookout you have this summer.


The flavors and ingredients meld together very nicely to give you a creamy, well seasoned pasta salad packed full of tasty add-ins like bacon, cheese, olives, tomatoes... yumm!


Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad from Life in the Lofthouse

Ingredients
1 package (12 oz.) tri-color rotini pasta
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup sour cream
1 package (1 oz.) dry ranch dressing mix
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 cup milk
4 thick cut slices cooked bacon, rough chopped
1 large tomato, chopped
1 can (4.25 oz.) sliced black olives, drained
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
Instructions
  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add rotini pasta and cook until al dente, about 8 minutes. Drain water. Rinse pasta with cold water to cool. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, sour cream, dry ranch mix, garlic powder and milk. Add pasta, cooked bacon pieces, tomato, olives and cheese to the bowl. Gently toss to combine everything.
  3. Cover and chill in refrigerator at least 2 hours before serving. Thin with additional milk if needed.



5 comments:

  1. I just love pasta salads....well, pasta in any form really.

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  3. Such a great staple for any BBQ or picnic. And bacon!

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