Thursday, April 22, 2010

Bacon Ranch Pasta ~ So Good

Here is my "recipe" for my bacon ranch pasta.  I like it served cold, but Junior prefers it warm.  Either way, it is delicious. 

Now, I know it is not the healthiest side dish, because it has bacon and lots of mayo.  I only make it occasionally, because we are trying to eat healthier.

The recipe:

I cut up the bacon into little pieces before throwing it into the skillet. Cook it until it is nice and crispy, then cool it on some paper towels, to absorb most of the grease.
In a big bowl, mix a packet of dry ranch dressing mix (I use hidden valley) with one cup of mayo and a half cup of milk.  Feel free to use the fat free mayo and skim milk to make it a little healthier, but I don't know how good it will taste.  I use the full fat stuff, which is probably why I have a hard time losing weight.
Boil some water and cook a box of bow tie pasta.  You can use whatever type of pasta you like, just as long as it has texture to grab all the bacon ranch goodness.

When the pasta is ready, rinse with cool water, and add to the ranch dressing mixture.  Sprinkle in the bacon, and mix it all together.

There you have it.  My bacon ranch pasta.  Enjoy!


Kristin at My Art and the Mom in Me said...

All of your recipes sound delicious, but BACON!! LOOVE Bacon!!!

jenn said...

Kristin, this is beyond yummy!