Monday, January 17, 2011

Copycat Suddenly Salad

Note:  My Big Guy loves Suddenly Salad.    Don't ask me why, but he does.    However, it seems crazy to me to spend that much money on a box when I can make tons of us homemade and get the same taste.    Just don't tell him!!

Copycat Suddenly Salad

2 cups Rotini pasta
1 cup peas, frozen
2/3 cup Mayonnaise (Hellmanns or similar)
1 package ranch dip mix
1/4 cup shredded carrot
1/4 cup bacon — cooked crisp & crumbled (or bacon bits)
1/2 teaspoon onion powder

Bring water to a boil in a saucepan.  Add 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 combined. Chill and serve.


The Japanese Redneck said...

I like it too every once in a while.

Glad you found a cheaper substitute.

Wills Kitchen said...

We love pasta and make our own also. Wife likes to put the fake carb meat in.