Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad Recipe

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Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad

Roberta Isaacson


This is a very flavorful salad. The bacon really gives it a nice flavor.

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10 Min


15 Min


Stove Top


1 - 12 ounce package uncooked tri-color rotini pasta
10 slices bacon
1 cup mayonnaise
3 tablespoons dry ranch salad dressing mix
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic pepper
1/2 cup milk, or as needed
1 large tomato, chopped
1 (4.25 ounce) can sliced black olives
1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese

Directions Step-By-Step

Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook rotini at a boil until tender, yet firm to the bite, about 8 minutes an drain.
Place bacon in a skillet over medium-high heat and cook until evenly browned. Drain and chop.
In a large bowl, mix mayo, ranch dressing mix, garlic powder and garlic pepper. Stir in milk until smooth. Place rotini, bacon, tomato, black olives and cheese in a bowl and toss to coat with dressing. Cover and chill at least 1 hour in refrigerator. Toss with additional milk if the salad seems a little dry.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pasta Salads
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy