Ranch Pasta and Potato Salad

Pasta and potato adds flavor to this salad recipe – a perfect side dish.

  • prep time 30 min
  • total time 1 hr 30 min
  • ingredients 7
  • servings 12

Ingredients

SALAD

6
small (new) red potatoes, unpeeled, cut into 1/2-inch cubes (2 cups)
6
oz. (2 1/4 cups) uncooked rainbow rotini (spiral pasta)
8
slices bacon, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1/2
cup chopped red bell pepper
1/4
cup chopped green onions

DRESSING

1/2
cup mayonnaise or salad dressing
1/2
cup purchased ranch salad dressing
  • 1 Bring about 10 cups water to a boil in Dutch oven or 4-quart saucepan. Reduce heat to medium-high. Add potatoes; cook 3 minutes. Add rotini; return to a boil. Cook potatoes and rotini an additional 10 to 12 minutes or until tender. Drain; rinse with cold water to cool. Drain well.
  • 2 Meanwhile, cook bacon until crisp. Drain on paper towels.
  • 3 In large bowl, combine cooked potatoes and rotini, cooked bacon, bell pepper and green onions.
  • 4 In small bowl, combine dressing ingredients; blend well. Add to salad; toss to coat. Cover; refrigerate at least 1 hour or until serving time.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1/2 Cup
    Calories
    230
    (
    Calories from Fat
    140),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    16g
    16%
    (Saturated Fat
    3g,
    3%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    10mg
    10%;
    Sodium
    210mg
    210%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    17g
    17%
    (Dietary Fiber
    1g
    1%
      Sugars
    2g
    2%
    ),
    Protein
    4g
    4%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    6%;
    Vitamin C
    15%;
    Calcium
    0%;
    Iron
    6%;
    Exchanges:
    1 Starch; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 3 1/2 Fat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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