Fresh Pasta Salad

Great Recipe. I cater occasionally and use this all the time. 1 full recipe will serve 40 or so people with other salads available ie potato, tossed salad, chips etc.

I half the cherry tomatoes, add shredded carrots, celery and use only 1/2 cup dressing and 3 TB salad supreme and give out the recipe at every occasion. Make the day before and the place in zip lock. Thanks for the great recipe Cyndie.

I love this recipe! I have been looking for something tasty and easy to make to take to family gatherings. This went over GREAT!


1 lb. Mueller’s Cut Macaroni
1 large cucumber, peeled and cut in small chunks
2 cups diced fresh tomato
5-6 chopped green onion scallions
8 pieces bacon, cooked crisp and crumbled
1 cup mayonnaise or Miracle Whip
1 package Hidden Valley Ranch dry mix
1.5 cups traditional cut shredded cheddar cheese


Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain in colander and cold water. Place drained pasta in large bowl. Combine mayonnaise and dry ranch mix and gently stir into pasta coating well. Add cucumber, tomatoes and scallions and gently blend. Add bacon and cheese and blend all well. Refrigerate until chilled.