Buffalo Bacon Pasta Salad-1

Buffalo Bacon Pasta Salad

Dish Size:
2.5 Quart
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June 9, 2012
Tara’s Tidbits®

If spicy food is not your thing, but you still want to enjoy this dish, simply leave out the buffalo wing sauce and increase the mayonnaise by 1/4 cup. You’ll still have the same great flavor without the kick!

You’ll definitely want to add this Buffalo Bacon Pasta Salad to your repertoire. It’s salty, spicy – and bacon makes everything taste better! - Tara

Ingredients

  • 1 pound rotini pasta
  • 1 package sliced bacon
  • 1 1/4 cups mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup buffalo wing sauce
  • 1 (1-ounce) packet dry ranch salad dressing mix
  • 1/2 cup diced red bell pepper
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese

Directions

  1. Bring 2 quarts of water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 10 to 12 minutes, or al dente. Drain and rinse with cold water. Set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, cook bacon in a large saucepan over medium-high heat until crispy and brown, 10-12 minutes. Drain on paper towels. Chop into small pieces.
  3. In a 2.5-quart temp-tations® bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, buffalo sauce and ranch salad dressing mix. Mix in red bell pepper and garlic. Add pasta, bacon and cheese. Mix well.
  4. Chill for at least 2 hours before serving.
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