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Bacon Cheddar Pasta Salad

Updated: Dec 14, 2022



Ingredients:

  • 10 slices bacon cooked and diced, 1 T bacon grease reserved (optional)

  • 12 oz. pasta cooked and cooled

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise

  • 3/4 cup homemade dill ranch dressing (recipe below)

  • 2 cups sliced sweet cherry tomatoes

  • 1 ½ cups cheddar cheese shredded

  • 1/3 cup red onion diced

  • 1 cup romaine or iceberg lettuce

  • ¼ cup sweet relish

  • fresh parsley for garnish


Dill Ranch Dressing:

*note (this makes more than 3/4 cup) (use leftovers for dip or salad dressing – yum for the tum!) *

  • 1 ½ cups mayonnaise

  • ½ cup sour cream

  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh dill

  • ¼ cup grated parmesan cheese

  • 3 T lemon juice

  • 2 T grated onion

  • 3 garlic cloves minced

  • 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce

Directions:


1.) Make the dill ranch dressing – Mix all the ingredients into a blender or food processor. (Should be thick and creamy)

2.) Whisk together ¾ cup of the home-made dill ranch dressing, mayonnaise, and 1 tablespoon bacon grease (optional).

3.) In a large bowl assemble the pasta, tomatoes, cheese, red onion, lettuce, sweet relish and bacon.

4.) Pour the dressing mixture over and toss to combine.

5.) Garnish with parsley and serve.

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