You will need:
A handful of grape or cherry tomatoes or 2-3 roma tomatoes
5 pieces of bacon or a bag of bacon bits
1/3 cup diced purple onion
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
16 oz small pasta shells
1/3 cup light ranch dressing
1/3 cup your favorite Italian dressing
Cook pasta as directed on your package. Drain pasta and rinse with water to cool. At this point I usually add the dressings to the pasta and stick that in the fridge to "marry" and chill while I get the other ingredients ready. Then chop your onions, tomatoes, and bacon if needed. Stir all ingredients into pasta salad and enjoy!
*Note, this much dressing will barely coat your noodles, which is how I like it. If you prefer more dressing, just add to taste!
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