5/21/08

Ranch and Bacon Hot Pasta Bake

One of my family's favorite cold pasta salads is one that has Ranch dressing and bacon. In the summer I make it about once every 3 weeks (I think I've posted it here - check under 'salads' on the labels to your right). But years ago I saw a recipe in an old cookbook of my Grandmas from a church or school fundraiser that I remember used ranch dressing and bacon and was hot. Since I have literally hundreds of cookbooks I have no idea where it is, but a year or two ago I must have saw this one either in a magazine or online because I jotted it down on a notecard and placed it inside another cookbook of mine. And? Here it is.


Ranch and Bacon Hot Pasta Bake

1 - 12 oz. package pasta cooked, drained
8 oz. frozen mixed vegetables (or just peas!), cooked and drained
8 oz. sour cream
1 cup real mayonnaise
1/4 cup milk
1 pkg. dry ranch dressing mix
6-12 slices bacon cooked and crumbled
1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar

Mix pasta with sour cream, mayo, milk, and dressing mix. Pour into greased casserole or 9X13" pan. Top with cheese and bacon. Bake at 325 degrees for 25-30 minutes.
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