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Suddenly Salad Ranch & Bacon Salad

You can make this salad without using the prepackaged mix, pasta, mayonnaise and a few extra ingredients makes a nice salad.

Suddenly Salad Ranch & Bacon Salad

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  • Recipe Type: Copycat Restaurant Recipes, CopyKat Recipes, Salad Recipes
  • Prep time: 10 minutes
  • Cook time: 20 minutes
  • Serves: 6

This is a quick side or a wonderful addition to any party or meal!


  • 2 cup dry shell pasta
  • 1 (8 ounce) can very young peas, drained (important because they are small and crisp)
  • 2/3 cup Mayonnaise - do not use Miracle Whip
  • 1 packet of Hidden Valley Ranch ranch dressing mix
  • 3-4 peeled baby carrots, shredded
  • bacon bits (real or fake, fresh cooked or in a can)
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder


Bring water to a rolling boil in a saucepan. Add shell pasta and carrot shreds, allow them to boil, uncovered, for 10 minutes. Drain into a strainer and rinse under cold water.

In a medium sized bowl, mix together the peas, the entire packet of ranch dressing mix, bacon bits, onion powder, and mayonnaise. Add pasta and carrots. Stir together until everything is coated with mayo-seasoning mixture. Chill and serve.

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  • evixir

    Thanks so much for this. A few years ago they started packaging this product with the tiny shell pasta instead of the medium shell pasta (cheaper for them, same price for us) so I have boycotted them, but loved the flavor and will give this a try.

  • Willis Blackhorn

    try using ranch instead of mayo

  • Ladyofanairman

    WOW! This is a great knock off recipe–in fact, it is better than the box! I found the young peas in a can to be a little to soft, though. Next time, I will try the frozen peas for more cripsness. But it is GREAT!

  • Ashley

    i only used mayo and the sauce

  • Anonymous

    Thanks for sharing this recipe. My family loves this salad, and they were out of it at Shop Rite todaY!

    Happy barbequeing!