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Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad

Bacon ranch pasta salad is the type of dish that will disappear at a potluck or backyard barbecue!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Course: lunch, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pasta salad
Servings: 6
Calories: 140kcal


  • 1 12 oz box of rotini pasta
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 1 1 oz packet of ranch dressing seasoning mix
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ cup whole milk
  • 10 slices bacon cooked and chopped
  • 1 medium red onion diced
  • 1 large tomato diced
  • 1 4oz can sliced black olives
  • 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese grated
  • salt & black pepper to taste


  • In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook the pasta until al dente, about 8 minutes. Drain and run under cold water. Set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, add the mayonnaise, sour cream, ranch seasoning, garlic powder, and milk and whisk to combine.
  • Add remaining ingredients and gently stir to combine. Season with salt and black pepper to taste.
  • Refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving.


Calories: 140kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 137mg | Potassium: 35mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 48IU | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 1mg