Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 8 mins

This is a cold macaroni salad, great for barbeques or just a summer day!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (12 ounce) box noodles, cooked and chilled
  • 5 -7 slices bacon (I use turkey)
  • 12 cup peas, canned, or frozen (if using frozen, boil & cool before adding)
  • 12 cup carrot, shredded
  • 1 ranch dressing mix
  • 34-1 14 cup Miracle Whip light (sufficient to coat)


  1. Cut bacon into small bits and fry until very crispy. Drain and let cool.
  2. Shred carrots, and mix with peas, noodles, and bacon in a large bowl.
  3. Cover with the Miracle Whip.
  4. Mix in Ranch packet.
  5. Best if chilled overnight.
Most Helpful

Very good! I made with mini penne pasta and mayo rather than miracle whip so I added 1 1/2 tsp Splenda since Miracle Whip is a little sweeter (I think). Used frozen peas that I steamed for 1 minute so they would be a little more firm. Made for Spring PAC 2013.

AZPARZYCH April 14, 2013

Looks good! Think I'll substitute a jar of pimentos and a diced green pepper instead of the peas & carrots (just a personal preference). Small cubes of cheddar would be good in this too.

leberly August 02, 2014