Thursday, May 13, 2010

Piccolini Pasta Salad

Happy Foodie Friday from Applejack Lane.  Today, I want to share a never fail pasta salad that has oodles of flavor.  I hope you will try it for a great summer side.

Piccolini Pasta Salad
 3 cups  dry piccolini pasta, cooked according to package directions and drained
1 large onion, chopped
1 10 oz. package frozen baby peas, thawed-I only use about 1/2 bag
1 2.8 oz. bottle Hormel Real Bacon pieces
2/3 cup quality mayonnaise
2/3 cup Ranch dressing
1 cup Kraft Three Cheese Crumbles
1 cup halved grape tomatoes

Layer cooked pasta, onion, peas, and bacon pieces in a bowl.
Mix mayonnaise and Ranch dressing together.  Spread over pasta mixture.
Top with cheese crumbles and tomato halves.
Place halves face down to prevent moisture loss.
Cover tightly with plastic wrap.
Refrigerate at least four hours or longer.  The flavor gets better with time.
When ready to serve, mix all ingredients gently, coating pasta completely.
Serves 10-12.
Enjoy!
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17 comments:

ButterYum said...

I can honestly say I've never met a pasta salad I didn't like.

:)
ButterYum

the country cook said...

Yum! Anything with bacon gets my interest!!! - www.delightfulcountrycookin.com

Paula said...

This sounds so good. Now that it is grilling season, I'm in the mood for pasta salad. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Joan, This wonderul pasta salad is just the perfect summer side dish. I have put this in my favorites file. I think I would be a very popular girl if I brought this to a picnic! Yummy!
Yvonne

Leann said...

Oh Joan this sounds yummy. We are big fans of Ranch dressing. My son will love this. Thanks!

Leann

Kristen said...

I cannot wait for what I call "salad season" to start. The weather just needs to warm up a bit more.

dana said...

YUMMMMMMMEEEEEEE!!!! I have never prepared a pasta dish like that, but I WILL!! So, is the piccolini pasta the same as bow-tie? Thanks for the recipe!! dana

Americana Lady @Americana By Candlelight said...

I love a summer salad with bow tie pasta. This looks very similar, yummy...Flags a waving, Joan

Nishant said...

I love a summer salad
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