Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad

Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad
  • 6 slices of cooked bacon, crispy and crumbled
  • 12 oz bag of large shell pasta
  • 4 tsp of olive oil
  • ⅔ cup of mayonnaise
  • ½ teaspoon of onion powder
  • 1 packet of ranch dressing mix
  • ⅓ cup of milk
  • 1 15 oz can of Le Sueur peas, drained well
  1. Cook pasta according to the directions.
  2. Rinse, drain well, and pat dry with paper towels.
  3. Move to a bowl and toss with the olive oil to lightly coat the pasta.
  4. Mix in the mayonnaise, onion powder, and ranch dressing mix until well coated.
  5. Add the milk and stir until creamy.
  6. Stir in the well drained peas being careful not to mush them.
  7. Cover and refrigerate for a few hours overnight before serving.
  8. Serve cold with bacon bits sprinkled on top.
If the salad gets too dry in the refrigerator just add a little extra milk and stir to add moisture.