Ranch Pasta Salad

Prep Time 35 min
Cook Time 8 min
Serves 8



  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 cup T.G. Lee buttermilk
  • 1 (1-ounce) packet ranch dip and salad dressing mix


  • 1 cup uncooked dried small pasta shells
  • 1 cup frozen peas, thawed
  • 8 ounces (2 cups) sharp cheddar cheese, cut into small cubes
  • 4 slices cooked bacon, chopped
  • Salt and pepper

How to

  1. In medium bowl whisk together all dressing ingredients. Cover; refrigerate 30 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package directions. Drain; cool.
  3. In large serving bowl combine cooled pasta, peas, cheese and bacon. Add ½ cup dressing. Toss until all ingredients are well coated, adding additional dressing if needed. Salt and pepper to taste.

Recipe and image provided by Half & Half magazine.