Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad


Here's a recipe that reminds me of the boxed Suddenly Salad dish you can buy in the store. Really yummy! 

1 1/2 cups macaroni or small shells
2 teaspoons ranch seasoning mix
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup sour cream
2 tablespoons half-and-half
1 teaspoon dried minced onion
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
5 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
1/2 cup frozen peas, thawed
1/2 cup shredded carrots
2 tablespoons diced pimentos

In a medium saucepan, cook macaroni according to package directions. Drain and set aside to cool to room temperature. 

In a large bowl, combine ranch seasoning mix, mayonnaise, sour cream and half-and half. Whisk until smooth. Stir in bacon, peas, carrots and pimentos. Slowly add the cooled macaroni  and stir until combined. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve. Stir before serving. Serves 4-6.
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