Macaroni salad recipes are some of my favourite recipes to make – and they are super easy!

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Bacon Ranch Macaroni Salad Recipes

This is one of my favourite macaroni salad recipes, how can a macaroni salad with bacon be bad, right?

TIP: Whenever you are making macaroni salad it is best to do so the day before, or at least earlier in the day. Allow time for the cooked pasta to cool before mixing. And for best taste leave the salad in the fridge for a few hours before serving.

 

Ingredients:

The amount of each of these all depends on how big of a batch you want to make. Just make sure you have an even amount of each veggie and a generous helping of bacon!

  • Pasta
  • Bacon
  • Canned Corn
  • Broccoli (uncooked for crunch)
  • Peppers (I used orange for color sake)
  • Onions (purple are less potent, so a good choice)
  • Ranch dressing

Of course you will also need all your kitchen weaponry – a pot, frying pan, spatula, spoon, knife, cutting board.

You can also add more veggies if you like. I tend to just grab what’s in my fridge – it’s also a great way to use up those veggies that are getting close to expiring.

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Macaroni Salad Recipes – Yum!

Macaroni Salad Recipes – Yum!

Ingredients

  • Pasta
  • Bacon
  • Canned Corn
  • Broccoli (uncooked for crunch)
  • Peppers (I used orange for color sake)
  • Onions (purple are less potent, so a good choice)
  • Ranch dressing

Instructions

  1. Cook your pasta.
  2. Rinse the pasta and set it in the fridge for a few hours to cook. For quicker results toss it in the freezer (make sure not to forget it there!)
  3. While your pasta cools, chop up all your vegetables and place them in a bowl.
  4. Cook the bacon - I find crispier bacon works great in the recipe.
  5. Place the bacon on paper towel to remove excess grease. Chop the bacon into small pieces (before or after cooking, your choice).
  6. Once pasta is cooled, add in all the chopped veggies and your bacon.
  7. Mix until everything is evenly distributed.
  8. Pour on your ranch dressing - the amount is dependent on how ranchy you want your macaroni salad.
  9. Mix the dressing in completely.
  10. Place the macaroni salad into the fridge for an hour or two for best taste.
  11. Ready to serve. Enjoy!
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This recipe is a perfect side – especially in the summer months when its just too hot to cook. Just throw your burgers on the BBQ and pull a bowl of this yummy bacon ranch macaroni salad out of the fridge!

I’ve always got a macaroni salad in my fridge for side dishes. It’s a great lazy day cooking alternative!

More Great Macaroni Salad Recipes:

It is always handy to have a book full of these great recipes at the ready. Here are some awesome Macaroni Salad Recipes on Amazon.

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Macaroni Salad Recipes – Yum!

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