Thursday, September 1, 2022

Creamy Bacon and Pea Pasta Salad

Hello friends and happy Thursday!! I am so excited to bring back my weekly or maybe bi-weekly  recipes to you guys! I have missed finding new recipes and cooking new things, and with fall right around the corner I have a feeling there will be lots of new soups and stews that I share too. 

But today I am sharing this amazing and super easy pasta salad. After you make this, you will never even look at the box kind again, it's truly that good, and also that much better!! 

** The only thing that I changed from this original recipe was I added in two tablespoons of the spicy ranch seasoning into the dressing mixture. 











Ingredients 


  

  • 12 oz small pasta noodles
  • 2 cup frozen peas (thawed)
  • 12 oz thick cut bacon (cooked and chopped)
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese

For the Creamy Dressing:

  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 TBS olive oil
  • 1 TBS apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp salt (to taste)
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper (to taste)


Instructions 


  • Cook the pasta noodles in a large pot of water according to their package directions, until cooked al dente. Drain the water out, and rinse the noodles in cold water.
  • While the pasta is cooking, make sure the peas are thawed, bacon is cooked and crumbled, and parmesan is grated. Set aside.
  • In a small bowl, add the mayonnaise, olive oil, vinegar, sugar, salt, garlic powder, onion powder, and black pepper. Whisk them together till combined.
  • Add the pasta, peas, bacon, and parmesan to a large bowl. Pour the dressing over the top. Stir it all together till everything is coated evenly in the dressing.
  • Cover the pasta bowl with a lid or plastic wrap and place it in the fridge to chill for 1 to 2 hours, or serve immediately.

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