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Julie's Famous Bacon Pasta Salad
1 16 oz. box bow tie pasta (or other noodles) cooked according to package directions, drain and cool
2 lbs. bacon, cooked, drained and cooled then cut into small pieces
2-3 c. grated cheddar cheese
3 large tomatoes, diced
Mayonnaise (the REAL stuff) * I like Best Foods or Western Family brands the best...but use your favorite
1/4 c. Ranch Dressing
In a large mixing bowl combine pasta, cooled bacon, diced tomatoes, and grated cheese. Mix well. Add desired amount of mayonnaise, ranch and seasonings. Taste and add more seasonings as needed. (Its a "taste as you make" kind of salad) Stir all ingredients together. Serve.
*IF you are making it ahead of time....DON'T add Mayonnaise/ranch until you are ready to serve. The noodles tend to soak the mayonnaise up and it isn't as creamy. If you have left overs and want to make the salad a creamy again...add a small amount of milk and stir in. You can also add more mayonnaise and ranch if you want to.
Try it and let me know what you think~