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Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad Recipe

A quick and easy dish that you can throw together in minutes! The bacon and cheese really make this dish.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time28 mins
Course: Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pasta salad
Servings: 12
Calories: 295kcal


  • Mixing Bowl
  • Saucepan


  • 8 strips bacon cooked and crumbled
  • 1 pound shell pasta
  • ½ cup red onion diced
  • 1 green bell pepper diced
  • 1 red bell pepper diced
  • 2 Roma Tomatoes diced
  • 8 ounces cheddar cheese cubed
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • cup sour cream
  • 1 ounce ranch salad dressing mix
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook pasta in the boiling water, stirring occasionally, and then drain water.
  • Rinse pasta with cold water until cool; drain. Add pasta to a large bowl.
  • Add bacon, onion, peppers, tomatoes, and cheese to the pasta and mix well.
  • In a small bowl, mix together mayonnaise, sour cream, and ranch salad dressing mix. Add mayo mixture into the pasta and vegetables and mix until it's completely covered. Add salt and pepper as desired.
  • Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 3-4 hours before serving.


Calories: 295kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 443mg | Potassium: 190mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 676IU | Vitamin C: 23mg | Calcium: 157mg | Iron: 1mg