Easy Pasta Salad Recipe
Quick and easy pasta salad recipe. Pasta shells with tomatoes, cucumbers, bacon and cheese in a creamy homemade Caesar parmesan dressing. This pasta salad is perfect for barbecues, potlucks and parties!
uncooked mini pasta shells
mini cucumbers, sliced
cherry tomatoes, halved
colby jack cheese, cubed
red onion, finely chopped
pasta salad dressing-
grated parmesan cheese
garlic cloves, minced
salt, or to taste
ground black pepper, or to taste
Cook pasta according to package instructions. Drain water and rinse pasta under cold water.
, combine the ingredients for the dressing.
Cut bacon into small pieces, saute until fully cooked. Pat with a paper towel to remove excess grease.
Cube cheese, finely chop onions, cut cherry tomatoes in half or quarter and slice the cucumbers.
In a large salad
, add all the ingredients for pasta salad. Pour in dressing and mix.
This salad can be made two days in advance, just don't mix with the dressing until you are ready to serve the salad. Keep the dressing and salad covered and refrigerated.