Start to finish: 40 minutes
1 package ranch seasoning
1 cup buttermilk
1 cup mayonnaise
1 cup pasta shells (We use the noodles from a box of macaroni and cheese.)
8 ounces sharp cheddar cheese, cut into small cubes
1 cup frozen peas, thawed
4 slices bacon, cooked and chopped
salt and pepper
Whisk together the ranch seasoning, buttermilk and mayonnaise. Refrigerate at least 30 minutes.
Cook pasta to box instructions. Drain and cool.
Add cooked pasta, cheddar, peas and bacon to a large serving bowl. Toss together with ranch dressing, beginning with ½ cup, adding more if desired.
Season with salt and pepper.