Bacon Ranch and Blue Cheese Pasta _ PPN

Presto Pasta Nights is back at Ruth’s Once Upon A Feast this week.
Link to Roundup

If you want to see some great looking pasta dishes check out the PPN archives and remember to check the new roundup on Friday. Next week the host will be Hillary of Chew On That.

The pasta I am submitting, Bacon Ranch and Blue Cheese Pasta,
has two parts,.

The first part is a ranch dressing mix that you will end up with way too much mix for this recipe, but it is always nice to have a ranch mix to be able to whip ranch dressing up whenever you wish. THis recipe I found on the web somewhere years ago.

I store my ranch dressing mix in a baggie along with the recipe so I don’t have to search for it when I need to make more.

Ranch Dressing Mix

Place all this in a food processor and grind fine.
8 saltine crackers
1 cup dried parsley
1/4 cup dried onion
2 tablespoon dried dill weed
1/8 cup garlic salt
Keep stored dry and mix with 1/2 cup mayonnaise, 1 tablespoon of mix, and enough buttermilk to desired consistency.

Now for the second part, the pasta, which is my own creation. You will need

Bacon Ranch and Blue Cheese Pasta

1 1/4 cup of the above mix fixed as directed,( which would be about 2 tablespoons of the mix, 1 cup mayo ( I use light), enough buttermilk to get your desired consistency.)
6 ounces cooked egg noodles ( I used yolk free)
2 spring onions chopped fine
2 ribs celery chopped fine
6 pieces turkey bacon cooked crisp and crumbled ( or regular bacon if you prefer)
1/2 carrot grated
1/4 cup chopped fresh spinach, chopped fine
2 heaping tablespoons crumbled blue cheese
hot sauce (several dashes or to taste)

Just mix it all together and enjoy your Presto Pasta Night! Eat immediately if you don’t want soggy turkey bacon.


7 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Ruth
    Jun 19, 2008 @ 13:47:39

    It looks awesome! Thanks so muchf or sharing with Preso Pasta Nights.


  2. Sue (coffeepot)
    Jun 19, 2008 @ 17:54:16

    Thanks Ruth for a great event.


  3. Kevin
    Jun 19, 2008 @ 19:38:43

    This pasta sounds really tasty!


  4. coffeepot
    Jun 19, 2008 @ 21:06:28

    Thanks Kevin.


  5. cooknkate
    Jun 24, 2008 @ 10:20:35

    That pasta looks really wonderful. Since I have said goodbye to dairy I have needed to come up with some alternatives to awesome pasta dishes with cheese based sauces, and even have to forego the parm- sad sad thing. I can still dream though.


  6. Sue (coffeepot)
    Jun 24, 2008 @ 10:52:13

    Oh kate I feel for you too!


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