I needed a new pasta salad for the 4th of July, this is what idea I came up with. I love bacon and my family loves broccoli and ranch, so I must admit it was the perfect combination.
24 oz. Macaroni Pasta (I used GF)
2 C Broccoli, florets removed
2 Carrots, grated
1 1/2 C Frozen Green Peas (defrosted)
2 Stalks Celery, finely diced
1 lb. Bacon, cooked crisp, crumbled
2 C Ranch Dressing (use GF if needed)
3/4 C Italian Dressing
-Cook and drain pasta per package directions. Allow to cool before mixing for final step.
-Blanch broccoli, place in heavily salted boiling water for 1-2 minutes, remove and place in bowl of ice water.
-Combine ranch and Italian dressing together.
-In large bowl combine all ingredients together except bacon. Allow to sit in fridge for at least 3 hours to allow flavors to combine. Add in bacon and stir well, the pasta will absorb the dressing, but trust me, this is okay it will still be good. Enjoy!