The sweet pop of tender baby peas, creamy mayonnaise dressing, crunchy mild red onion, chopped hard-boiled eggs, and crisp bacon join forces with shell pasta in your new favourite spring and summer dish: Easy Bacon Pea Pasta Salad.
In a large mixing bowl, gently stir together the peas, bacon, red onion, hard-boiled eggs, cheese, mayonnaise, and pickle brine or vinegar until evenly combined. Gently toss in the cooked pasta until everything is evenly distributed.
Serve immediately, or (preferably) put in a tupperware, Gladware, or other tightly covered container in the refrigerator to give the flavours a chance to meld for an hour but up to three days prior to serving. Give it a gentle stir from top to bottom before serving.
If the pasta soaks up the dressing and it seems a bit dry, stir in a little extra mayonnaise or add ranch dressing, 1 tablespoon at a time until the dressing reaches desired consistency.