Sunday, March 17, 2013


serves four

3 cups bow-tie pasta, uncooked
⅔ cup cheddar cheese crumbles
6 slices cooked bacon, diced
2-3 small tomatoes, seeded & diced
⅔ cup fresh broccoli, chopped
⅔ cup red onions, diced
⅓ cup black olives
½ cup mayonnaise
½ cup creamy ranch dressing
1 clove garlic, minced
½-1 teaspoon oregano

Cook pasta until al dente. Be careful not overcook. Drain pasta and rinse with cold water until pasta is cool. Add drained pasta to a large bowl. Add in the bacon, broccoli, red onions, black olives, and tomatoes. Toss to combine. In a small bowl, stir together the mayonnaise, ranch dressing, garlic and oregano. When ready to serve, mix the dressing in with the pasta mixture until well coated. Serve immediately.

bacon recipe courtesy of: Divas Can Cook, June 26, 2012

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