Bacon Cheddar Ranch Pasta Salad

Ingredients

  • 1 box (16 ounces) elbow macaroni
  • 1 cup (roughly half a 16-ounce bag) frozen peas and diced carrots
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 6-8 strips bacon, cooked and diced
  • 1 packet (1 ounce) Ranch dressing mix
  • 2-1/4 cups mayonnaise
  • 1 block (8 ounces) cheddar cheese, cubed

Instructions

  1. Cook macaroni according to package directions.
  2. About 5 minutes into the boiling process, add the peas and carrots, and continue boiling until macaroni is done.
  3. Rinse the macaroni and vegetables in cold water, drain and repeat a couple times.
  4. In a large bowl, mix the onion, bacon, ranch dressing mix and mayonnaise until well-blended.
  5. Stir in the macaroni, peas and carrots and cheese.
  6. Mix well and refrigerate before serving.

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