Easy Way to Make Perfect Bacon Pea Creamy Pasta Salad with lemon parmesan dressing

Bacon Pea Creamy Pasta Salad with lemon parmesan dressing. Creamy Pasta Salad loaded with petite peas and crispy bacon is super quick and easy to make (with hardly any chopping) and smothered in tantalizing Lemon Parmesan dressing! This Creamy Pasta Salad is destined to become a new favorite dinner side or potluck crowd pleaser and couldn't be any easier! Creamy Bacon Pea Pasta Salad loaded with petite peas and crispy bacon is super quick and easy to make (with hardly any chopping) and smothered in the BEST Lemon Parmesan dressing!

Bacon Pea Creamy Pasta Salad with lemon parmesan dressing Add the pasta to the boiling water and cook according to package directions. If not serving immediately (preferable so salad can chill): Add the pasta and peas to a large bowl and toss with half of the dressing once the pasta has cooled (so the dressing doesn't separate). Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate. You can cook Bacon Pea Creamy Pasta Salad with lemon parmesan dressing using 38 ingredients and 7 steps. Here is how you cook it.

Ingredients of Bacon Pea Creamy Pasta Salad with lemon parmesan dressing

  1. You need of Pasta salad:.
  2. You need of Pasta salad:.
  3. It’s 12 oz of medium shells (I used chiocciole).
  4. You need 12 oz of medium shells (I used chiocciole).
  5. You need 2 C of frozen peas, thawed.
  6. Prepare 2 C of frozen peas, thawed.
  7. Prepare 8 oz of thick cut bacon, cooked and chopped.
  8. Prepare 8 oz of thick cut bacon, cooked and chopped.
  9. It’s 3/4 C of sharp cheddar cheese, shredded.
  10. Prepare 3/4 C of sharp cheddar cheese, shredded.
  11. It’s 1/4 of purple onion, shaved.
  12. You need 1/4 of purple onion, shaved.
  13. You need 5 of hard boiled eggs, sliced.
  14. You need 5 of hard boiled eggs, sliced.
  15. It’s of Lemon parmesan dressing:.
  16. It’s of Lemon parmesan dressing:.
  17. It’s 2/3 C of mayo.
  18. Prepare 2/3 C of mayo.
  19. You need 1/3 C of olive oil.
  20. You need 1/3 C of olive oil.
  21. You need 1/4 C of parmesan cheese, finely grated.
  22. It’s 1/4 C of parmesan cheese, finely grated.
  23. Prepare 2 Tbsp of lemon juice.
  24. It’s 2 Tbsp of lemon juice.
  25. Prepare 1 Tbsp of grated lemon zest.
  26. Prepare 1 Tbsp of grated lemon zest.
  27. Prepare 1 Tbsp of white vinegar.
  28. You need 1 Tbsp of white vinegar.
  29. You need 1 Tbsp of Dijon mustard.
  30. You need 1 Tbsp of Dijon mustard.
  31. You need 1 tsp of dried basil.
  32. Prepare 1 tsp of dried basil.
  33. You need 1 tsp of dried chives.
  34. It’s 1 tsp of dried chives.
  35. You need 1/2 tsp of each: onion powder, garlic powder.
  36. It’s 1/2 tsp of each: onion powder, garlic powder.
  37. Prepare 1/2 tsp of each: salt, pepper, sugar.
  38. It’s 1/2 tsp of each: salt, pepper, sugar.

When ready to serve, add the remaining dressing and the bacon and toss until evenly combined. To make the bacon pea pasta the night before, add the warm pasta, peas, red onion and half of the goat cheese to a large bowl. Toss with half of the dressing. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and store in the refrigerator.

Bacon Pea Creamy Pasta Salad with lemon parmesan dressing step by step

  1. Whisk together the lemon parmesan dressing ingredients in a medium bowl. Refrigerate until ready to serve..
  2. Cook pasta to al dente. Rinse with cold water and drain. Drizzle with a little olive oil to keep from sticking..
  3. If serving immediately, add cooled pasta, peas, bacon, cheddar cheese, onion and dressing in a large bowl and toss until well combined. Place sliced eggs on top..
  4. If not serving immediately, add cooled pasta and peas in a large bowl and toss with 1/2 the dressing. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate. When ready to serve, add the onion, cheddar cheese, bacon and remaining dressing and toss until well combined. Place sliced eggs on top..
  5. Cook pasta to al dente. Rinse with cold water and drain. Drizzle with a little olive oil to keep from sticking..
  6. If serving immediately, add cooled pasta, peas, bacon, cheddar cheese, onion and dressing in a large bowl and toss until well combined. Place sliced eggs on top..
  7. If not serving immediately, add cooled pasta and peas in a large bowl and toss with 1/2 the dressing. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate. When ready to serve, add the onion, cheddar cheese, bacon and remaining dressing and toss until well combined. Place sliced eggs on top..

When ready to serve the salad, add in the bacon, chives and remaining dressing. You can prep it ahead of time for the easiest, stress free potluck or barbecue side! You can prep it ahead of time for the easiest, stress free potluck or barbecue side! Add the peas and cream to the bacon, season with the salt and pepper then bring it to a simmer, cook over low heat until the pasta has finished cooking. Remove a cup of the pasta cooking water then drain the pasta.