Bacon Ranch Macaroni Salad

Bacon Ranch Macaroni Salad

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ReneeW. 2

"Macaroni salad can sometimes be a little boring. So one day I just started adding extra ingredients and this is what I came up with. The whole family love's it! This recipe is even better if served the next day so that all of the flavors are well-incorporated. Enjoy!"

Ingredients

4 h 40 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 583 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 583 kcal
  • 29%
  • Fat:
  • 35.3 g
  • 54%
  • Carbs:
  • 47.5g
  • 15%
  • Protein:
  • 18.1 g
  • 36%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 47 mg
  • 16%
  • Sodium:
  • 736 mg
  • 29%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Cook bacon in a large, deep skillet over medium-high heat until crisp, about 10 minutes; drain on a plate lined with paper towels until cool. Crumble the bacon.
  2. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook elbow macaroni in the boiling water, stirring occasionally, until cooked through but firm to the bite, 8 minutes; drain.
  3. Rinse macaroni with cold water until cool; drain.
  4. Mix cooled macaroni, crumbled bacon, mayonnaise, red onion, green bell pepper, ranch salad dressing mix, and Cheddar cheese together in a large bowl.
  5. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 4 hours before serving.
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I'm always happy to be the first reviewer of a new recipe and report that I enjoyed it and recommend it. This is not a unique pasta salad, but it's a good one, and the submitter is correct - the...

I used red bell pepper instead of green, reduced fat mayonnaise and homemade dry ranch seasoning mix. My husband and kids liked it but it was unanimous that it needs double the bacon, for us at ...

This was right up our alley. I did mix mayo with sour cream as another reviewer recommended. Great ranch flavor and super quick to prepare. Highly recommend!