Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad

Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad Recipe

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Jacki Turner


This has become a summer favorite at our house. I take it to potlucks and serve it with fried chicken, burgers or brats or just sandwiches. The lemon really brightens up the taste. OH SO EASY - only 4 ingredients. I hope you enjoy this. Sorry no picture. :(


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5 Min
15 Min
Stove Top


  • 16 oz. bag(s)
    pasta (i use small shells)
  • 3/4 of 16 bottle
    ranch dressing
  • 1 1/2 medium
    lemons - juiced
  • 4 - 5 slice
    bacon, cut into small bits - fried

How to Make Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad


  1. Cook pasta - easy there! You know it will keep cooking after draining off the water.
  2. While pasta is cooling, cut bacon into small pieces (I use scissors) and fry until brown and starting to crisp. Drain off grease.
  3. When pasta has cooled, juice lemons over the bowl (warm lemons give off more juice so leave them on the counter while cooking and cooling pasta.) Add 3/4 of the 16 ounce bottle of Ranch Dressing (Use your favorite as this is going to be your main flavoring.) Put in the bacon and stir. Refrigerate until cold. You may want to add extra dressing before serving.

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About Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad

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

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