Ranch Pasta Salad

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“Simple flavors are quick and tasty. Nice change if your tired of making or bringing potato or green salads! Warning: you will be asked to make it again and again.”

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (10 ounce) package pasta, cooked and drained (elbow "or" small shells work fine)
  • 3 -4 tomatoes, diced
  • 2 cucumbers, sliced thin
  • 10 ounces bacon bits (use a jar "or" you own)
  • 1 cup of hellmans mayonnaise
  • 1 package hidden valley ranch dressing mix
  • salt and pepper


  1. Mix mayo and ranch seasoning until well blended.
  2. Set aside.
  3. In large bowl combine pasta, tomatos, cucumbers, and mayo mixture.
  4. Add salt, pepper, and bacon bits.
  5. Let pasta salad set 4-6 hours or overnight if possible.
  6. Add more mayo if needed before serving (the creamier the better!).
  7. Serve chilled.
  8. My husband is a cheese lover and likes me to add 2 cups of shredded sharp cheddar.
  9. For a change of color, I use garden blend spiral pasta.

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