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Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad

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This Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad is tasty and simple to make. If you’re looking for a great spin on a traditional salad, this is the one for you.

If you like this salad recipe, make certain to check out this Bacon Broccoli Salad recipe.

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There’s a lot more than just green here when it comes to this salad! If you love pasta, this is the pasta salad recipe for you.

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Make it a Meal:

Main Dish: Easy Hawaiian Pork Kabob

Vegetable Side: Spicy Cheesy Kale Chips

Refreshing Drink: Strawberry Candy Corn Mocktail

Don’t forget Dessert: Mint Brownie Cheesecake Ice Cream

the ranch seasoning in this cooked pasta salad gives a sharp bite to this delicious side dish recipe

Best Pasta Salad Recipes:

Once you make this homemade pasta salad recipe, you’re going to crave even more of that delicious taste. Don’t fret, here are some other great recipes to whip up as well!

Or substitute a veggie in place of the pasta like with these Spaghetti Squash Recipes!

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Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 7 minutes
Total Time: 17 minutes


  • 16oz Box Noodles
  • 8oz Block Of Cheddar Cheese
  • 8.5oz Can Peas & Carrots
  • 6oz Bag Bacon Bits/Pieces
  • 16oz Bottle Ranch Dressing


  1. Take boiled noodles & place them into a large mixing bowl. Make sure the noodles are cold. Spray with cold water to lower the noodle temperature if needed. This will reduce any chance of the noodles melting the cheese later.
  2. Add the can of drained peas & carrots.
  3. Now pour in those bacon bits!
  4. Time for the cheese. Slice the cheese into small squares before adding.
  5. Pour the entire bottle of ranch into the bowl.
  6. Add salt & pepper to taste!
  7. Mix well.
  8. Serve & enjoy!

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 564Total Fat: 41gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 27gCholesterol: 43mgSodium: 1093mgCarbohydrates: 31gFiber: 4gSugar: 4gProtein: 18g

This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix on 4/22/2020

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