Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad


85 min

Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad

Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad Photo 1




85 min


10 persons




4.00 rating-star (1)


Author: Victoria Bailey
This is a very flavorful bacon ranch pasta salad. The crisp cooked bacon really adds a nice flavor. I get requests for this popular side dish for every get-together and cookout.


  • (12 ounce) package uncooked tri-color rotini pasta : 1 pack
  • bacon : 10 slices
  • mayonnaise : 1 cup
  • dry ranch salad dressing mix : 3 Tbsp
  • garlic pepper : 0.5 tsp
  • garlic powder : 0.25 tsp
  • milk, or as needed : 0.5 cup
  • tomato, chopped : 1 piece
  • (4.25 ounce) can sliced black olives : 1 can
  • shredded sharp Cheddar cheese : 1 cup

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Stages of cooking

  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. Place bacon in a skillet over medium-high heat and cook until evenly brown. Drain and chop.
  3. Mix mayonnaise, ranch dressing mix, garlic pepper, and garlic powder together in a large bowl. Stir in milk until smooth.
  4. 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 the refrigerator. Toss with additional milk if the salad seems a little dry. Melissa Goff
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