This 6 ingredient Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad is so simple and delicious. Perfect for potlucks, barbecues or a weeknight side dish.
Print

Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad

This 6 ingredient bacon ranch pasta salad is so simple and delicious. Perfect for potlucks, barbecues or a weeknight side dish. 
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword bacon ranch pasta salad, bacon ranch pasta salad recipe
Prep Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 510kcal
Author Jessica Burgess

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. short cut pasta
  • 1 lb. bacon
  • 1 1 oz. ranch dressing packet
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 3/4 cup whole milk
  • 2 cups cubed cheddar cheese

Instructions

  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Cook pasta according to the package directions.
  • Meanwhile, heat a large skillet over medium heat. Dice bacon into small pieces and add to the hot skillet. Cook until crisp. Drain on paper towel. 
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the ranch dressing mix, mayonnaise and milk. Set aside.
  • Once pasta is done, rinse well with cold water. Shake as much water off the pasta as possible. Add to the ranch mixture. Add bacon and cheese cubes. Stir well. Let sit in the fridge for at least an hour or up to overnight. Stir again before serving.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 510kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 36g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 54mg | Sodium: 500mg | Potassium: 201mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 240IU | Calcium: 164mg | Iron: 0.8mg