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Lightly creamy Bacon Ranch Green Onion Pasta Salad is made for a crowd with just a few ingredients that can be prepared ahead. 
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Bacon Ranch Green Onion Pasta Salad #CookoutWeek

Lightly creamy Bacon Ranch Green Onion Pasta Salad, made for a crowd with just a few ingredients that can be prepared ahead.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Refrigeration time2 hrs
Total Time40 mins
Course: Salad/Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 100
Calories: 300kcal
Author: Bernadette Martin

Ingredients

  • 8 pounds medium shells
  • 3 pounds bacon
  • 10 scallions (3 bunches of 3 or 4 scallions each)
  • 48 ounces mayonnaise
  • 24 ounces sour cream
  • 4 ounces ranch dressing and dip mix (4 envelopes)

Instructions

  • Cook the pasta until tender according to package directions, drain and quickly rinse under cold water. You can do this in batches or all at once in stock pots.
  • Cook the bacon until crispy, drain the grease and crumble. Slice the green onions thinly.
  • In a large bowl, combine the mayonnaise, sour cream, and ranch powder; stir well.
  • Working in separate large containers or pots, mix together the cooked and cooled pasta, crumbled bacon, and onions into equal portions. Pour an even amount of the ranch dressing mix over each batch; stir well.
  • Cover and refrigerate until serving, at least two hours.

Notes

Total time includes refrigeration time before serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 300kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 269mg | Potassium: 123mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 70IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 0.6mg