As winter fades into Spring and then Summer, pasta and potato salads begin to replace the mashed potatoes and macaroni and cheese side dish that accompany many familiar and favorite meals. The perfect accompaniment to barbecue, deli sandwiches as well as a great serving of London Broil or steak grilled to perfection. I have been a fan of Reggano Ranch With Bacon Pasta Salad for quite some time now and always keep a few boxes stocked in my pantry.
Reggano Ranch With Bacon Pasta Salad costs only $1.79 for a seven point five ounce box at Aldi. Each box contains approximately 5 three fourths of a cup servings. One box feeds my family of four nicely with leftovers for the next day. I have had several lunches at my home for friends and their children over the last few months and two boxes of Reggano Ranch With Bacon Pasta Salad provides enough pasta salad to feed quite a few hungry mouths.
Reggano Ranch With Bacon Pasta Salad is a combination of pasta shells, peas and carrot strips with a delicious bacon seasoning that is neither too spicy or too bland, but simply the perfect dressing to the pasta and veggies. It is often difficult to find a seasoned salad that appeals to adults without being too zesty for children. This pasta salad strikes the perfect balance and is equally enjoyable to the adults and children I have served this to.
Preparation of Reggano Ranch With Bacon Pasta Salad is as simple as can be. After emptying the pasta and vegetable blend into a saucepan of boiling water and allowing the noodles to cook thoroughly, the pasta gets drained and rinsed with cold water. This takes approximately twelve to fifteen minutes. Next, the included seasoning packet gets mixed with a half cup of mayonnaise and the mixture gets stirred together evenly. The pasta salad can be served immediately or refrigerated. I have served Reggano Ranch With Bacon Pasta Salad right off the stove and also after being placed in the refrigerator for several hours. I personally prefer to refrigerate the pasta salad for at least an hour before serving. This seems to allow the flavors to really settle and provides a zestier flavor.
Reggano Ranch With Bacon Pasta Salad contains three hundred and fifty calories per serving. Only one point five grams of Fat are consumed in a serving, with no Trans Fat. Although the calorie content may be too high for some to consider a healthy side dish, the up side is that each serving also provides fifteen percent of Vitamin A, four percent of Vitamin C, two percent of Calcium, ten percent of Iron and fifteen percent of Folic Acid. For an even healthier pasta salad, you can add cherry tomatoes, strips of green pepper or broccoli florets. For a heartier salad and to make this more of a meal than a side dish, you can add cut up chicken, turkey, ham, roast beef and slices of hard boiled egg.
I absolutely love Reggano Ranch With Bacon Pasta Salad and give this product four and a half out of five stars.