Olive and Bacon Pasta Salad

Olive and Bacon Pasta Salad


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Ranch dressing is the perfect complement to this pasta salad with olives and bacon. Use festive pasta for special occasions.

Kristi Clark

Serves: 6 

  • 500g pasta, spiral, farfalle or penne
  • 180g black olives, chopped
  • 150g stuffed green olives, sliced
  • 500g grated Cheddar cheese
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons cooked crumbled bacon
  • 2 cups (500ml) ranch-style salad dressing
  • 1/2 cup chopped spring onions
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Extra time:1hour chilling  ›  Ready in:1hour25min 

  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain and reserve.
  2. In a large bowl, combine black olives, green olives, Cheddar cheese, bacon, dressing, spring onion, ground black pepper and pasta; mix well.
  3. Cover bowl, refrigerate to chill for one hour, and serve.

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