Homemade "Suddenly Salad"

Recipe by Wildflour
READY IN: 18mins
SERVES: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 2
    cups uncooked shell pasta
  • 4 -5
    peeled baby carrots, shredded or 1 large regular carrot
  • 1
    cup frozen peas, thawed
  • 34
    cup mayonnaise, more if desired (but NOT miracle whip)
  • 0.5
    (1 ounce) packet hidden valley ranch dressing mix
  • 14
    cup bacon bits (I use Hormel REAL bacon bits or pieces)
  • 12
    teaspoon onion powder
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DIRECTIONS

  • In large bowl, mix mayo, dressing mix, bacon bits, shredded carrots and onion powder. Chill while making the rest.
  • Cook pasta according to pkg. directions for pasta using the shortest alotted time. (Or cook al dente.).
  • Drain and cool.
  • Fold in pasta well. Fold in peas last, carefully.
  • Chill for several hours.
  • Serve chilled or room temperature.
  • Refresh salad if needed with a tiny bit of mayo, but it usually doesn't need it.
  • Garnish top with more bacon bits/pieces.
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