Homemade Suddenly Salad Bacon Ranch Version

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"I first saw this recipe in 2006 on a now defunct online recipe site, and just fell in love with it. I recently contacted Kelly Williams a.k.a. " WildFlour ", and she gave me her kind permission to post her recipe to this site. A few changes were made over the years, but I think the integrity of the recipe is still there. My notes are listed in parenthesis. If your feeling really lazy, sub about 8 to 10 ounces of frozen peas & carrots for the shredded carrots and frozen peas listed in the ingredients. Feel free to make this your own by adding hard boiled egg, celery or whatever you like. PLEASE plan ahead this recipe does need to chill and cook time is chill time." Keep Smiling :)"

Original recipe yields 6 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (129.7 g)
  • Calories 258.1
  • Total Fat - 9.4 g
  • Saturated Fat - 1.5 g
  • Cholesterol - 9 mg
  • Sodium - 399.3 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 40.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 5.9 g
  • Sugars - 3.2 g
  • Protein - 4.6 g
  • Calcium - 20.2 mg
  • Iron - 0.9 mg
  • Vitamin C - 1.8 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step 1

In large bowl, mix mayo, dressing mix, bacon bits, shredded carrots and chopped onion(or onion powder).

Step 2

Chill while making the rest.

Step 3

Cook pasta according to pkg. directions for pasta using the shortest allotted time(Or cook al dente).

Step 4

Drain and cool.

Step 5

Fold in pasta well into mayo mixture,then gently fold in peas into pasta/mayo mixture.

Step 6

Chill for several hours.

Step 7

Refresh salad if needed with a tiny bit of mayo, but it usually doesn't need it.

Step 8

If desired, top with more bacon bits or pieces.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.