Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad

Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad Recipe

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Roberta Isaacson


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


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

How to Make Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad


  1. 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.
  2. Place bacon in a skillet over medium-high heat and cook until evenly browned. Drain and chop.
  3. 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.

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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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