Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad

If you regularly follow me, you’ll know that we do weekly dinners with the kids and that we have everyone write down a meal choice and we draw one from the bowl after dinner for the next week’s meal.  This way, we don’t get stuck in a rut.  

This week, though, Alex wanted Bacon Cheeseburgers.  Since there’s no mystery to those, I found a side dish to go along with our burgers, and this is a good one.  Let me know what you think.

Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad
Serves 6
Very flavourful pasta salad.
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
1 hr 25 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
1 hr 25 min
650 calories
46 g
53 g
43 g
19 g
11 g
193 g
813 g
4 g
0 g
30 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 650
Calories from Fat 380
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 43g
Saturated Fat 11g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 18g
Monounsaturated Fat 12g
Cholesterol 53mg
Sodium 813mg
Total Carbohydrates 46g
Dietary Fiber 3g
Sugars 4g
Protein 19g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  1. 1 (12 oz) package uncooked tri-color rotini pasta
  2. 10 slices of bacon
  3. 1 c mayonnaise
  4. 3 T dry ranch salad dressing mix
  5. 1/4 t garlic powder
  6. 1/2 t garlic pepper
  7. 1/2 c milk, or as needed
  8. 1 large tomato, chopped
  9. 1 (4.25 ounce) can sliced black olives
  10. 1 c shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
  1. 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; drain
  2. 2. Place bacon in a skillet over medium heat and cook until evenly brown. Drain and chop.
  3. 3. In a large bowl, mix mayonnaise, ranch dressing mix, garlic powder and garlic pepper. Stir in milk until smooth. Place rotini, bacon, tomato, black olives and cheese in bowl and toss to coat with dressing. Cover and chill at least 1 hour in the refrigerator. Toss with additional milk if the salad seems a little dry.
Adapted from AllRecipes
Adapted from AllRecipes
Romance Author PJ Fiala

2 thoughts on “Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad”

  1. geenakmomgeenakmom

    Sounds good. Going to try it this summer. Thanks for sharing.

    May 26, 2017

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