Cracked Out Pea Salad

Cracked Out Pea Salad – Macaroni and green peas tossed in mayonnaise, cheddar, bacon, and ranch. Seriously delicious!!! Great for potlucks or a side dish with sandwiches. Great for all your spring and summer cookouts! Can make ahead and refrigerate until ready to serve. It has become our favorite pasta salad recipe!! #pastasalad #sidedish #bacon #ranch

Cracked Out Pea Salad - Macaroni and green peas tossed in mayonnaise, cheddar, bacon and ranch. Seriously delicious!!! Great for potlucks or a side dish with a sandwiches. Great for all your spring and summer cookouts! Can make ahead and refrigerate until ready to serve. It has become our favorite pasta salad recipe!! #pastasalad #sidedish #bacon #ranch

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This Cracked Out Pea Salad was a HUGE hit in our house! Macaroni, green peas, mayonnaise, cheddar, bacon, and Ranch. Oh my! With those ingredients, how could this not be delicious?!?!

This pasta salad goes great with grilled meats or a sandwich. This pea salad and some Olexa’s Chicken Salad is one of our favorite lunch or quick dinners. Heck, Chicken Legs ate just this pea salad as his dinner one night.

Cracked Out Pea Salad - Macaroni and green peas tossed in mayonnaise, cheddar, bacon and ranch. Seriously delicious!!! Great for potlucks or a side dish with a sandwiches. Great for all your spring and summer cookouts! Can make ahead and refrigerate until ready to serve. It has become our favorite pasta salad recipe!! #pastasalad #sidedish #bacon #ranch

This macaroni salad is great for a potluck! The recipe can be easily doubled for a large crowd. We have been making a batch on Sunday and eating it with lunch during the week. It keeps great in the fridge. This will be a staple in our house this spring and summer! Give it a try ASAP! You won’t regret it!!

Cracked Out Pea Salad - Macaroni and green peas tossed in mayonnaise, cheddar, bacon and ranch. Seriously delicious!!! Great for potlucks or a side dish with a sandwiches. Great for all your spring and summer cookouts! Can make ahead and refrigerate until ready to serve. It has become our favorite pasta salad recipe!! #pastasalad #sidedish #bacon #ranch

As I said, this is a staple at our cookouts and potlucks. Here are a few of our favorite recipes from the blog that go great with this pea salad:

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Cracked Out Pea Salad

Yield: 6 people
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Cracked Out Pea Salad – Macaroni and green peas tossed in mayonnaise, cheddar, bacon, and ranch. Seriously delicious!!! Great for potlucks or a side dish with sandwiches. Great for all your spring and summer cookouts! Can make ahead and refrigerate until ready to serve. It has become our favorite pasta salad recipe!! #pastasalad #sidedish #bacon #ranch

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup elbow macaroni, uncooked
  • ¼ cup cooked chopped bacon
  • 3 green onions, chopped
  • 2 cups frozen baby peas, thawed
  • ¾ cup mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup prepared Ranch dressing
  • ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese

Instructions:

  • Cook macaroni according to package directions. Drain and cool.
  • In a bowl, combine cooked macaroni and bacon, green onions, peas, and cheese.
  • Whisk together mayonnaise, Ranch dressing. Pour over macaroni mixture and toss to coat.
  • Cover and refrigerate 2 hours before serving.

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Cracked Out Pea Salad - Macaroni and green peas tossed in mayonnaise, cheddar, bacon and ranch. Seriously delicious!!! Great for potlucks or a side dish with a sandwiches. Great for all your spring and summer cookouts! Can make ahead and refrigerate until ready to serve. It has become our favorite pasta salad recipe!! #pastasalad #sidedish #bacon #ranch
Cracked Out Pea Salad - Macaroni and green peas tossed in mayonnaise, cheddar, bacon and ranch. Seriously delicious!!! Great for potlucks or a side dish with a sandwiches. Great for all your spring and summer cookouts! Can make ahead and refrigerate until ready to serve. It has become our favorite pasta salad recipe!! #pastasalad #sidedish #bacon #ranch
Cracked Out Pea Salad - Macaroni and green peas tossed in mayonnaise, cheddar, bacon and ranch. Seriously delicious!!! Great for potlucks or a side dish with a sandwiches. Great for all your spring and summer cookouts! Can make ahead and refrigerate until ready to serve. It has become our favorite pasta salad recipe!! #pastasalad #sidedish #bacon #ranch
Cracked Out Pea Salad - Macaroni and green peas tossed in mayonnaise, cheddar, bacon and ranch. Seriously delicious!!! Great for potlucks or a side dish with a sandwiches. Great for all your spring and summer cookouts! Can make ahead and refrigerate until ready to serve. It has become our favorite pasta salad recipe!! #pastasalad #sidedish #bacon #ranch

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  1. I have made this many times, everyone loves it. This time I used turkey bacon, my daughter won't eat the regular bacon. Everyone still loves it.

  2. Thank you for giving out this fantastic pea salad receipe.It looks to die for. I found that some of the best receipe's are the simplist to make, and taste the best. I think I would add some diced red or green peppers and some diced radishes, as we love salad. Many thanks.

  3. I used whole wheat Penne pasta instead of plain macaroni.
    I wouldn't suggest this substitution. I think using plain macaroni pasta as recipe calls for would be more complimentary to the peas texture-wise.
    The flavor is decent 🙂

  4. Prepared ranch dressing just means the ranch dressing in a bottle, right? Not the one you make from a packet? Thanks!

    1. I made this for a family gathering yesterday and it was a hit! This will be my go-to for the next family gatherings!

  5. Thank you, thank you, thank you! This is perfect for our church fellowship meal. Definitely not the same old thing that everyone brings. I can't wait to make it!

  6. Looks great but I leave out the cheese and add hard cooked eggs. I used to add cheese but my husband doesn’t like it.

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