Bacon and Ranch Pasta Salad

Gina Lincicum
by Gina Lincicum
8 servings
1 hr 20 min

The whole family will love this Bacon and Ranch Pasta Salad this summer! Cold pasta salads make an easy dinner or dish to bring to potlucks and picnics. This simple pasta salad recipe is similar to Creamy Bacon Parmesan Pasta Salad but with a little kick of ranch!

Mix dressing in bowl. You can also use homemade ranch dressing mix.

Add the other ingredients, and gently stir to coat all with the dressing.

Refrigerate at least 1 hour to allow flavors to combine.

Bacon and Ranch Pasta Salad
Recipe details
  • 8  servings
  • Prep time: 20 Minutes Cook time: 1 Hours Total time: 1 hr 20 min
Show Nutrition Info
Hide Nutrition Info

  • 12 ounces rotini pasta cooked and cooled to room temperature.
  • ⅔ cup mayonnaise
  • ⅔ cup sour cream
  • ⅓ cup milk
  • 1 package dry ranch dip mix
  • 6 slices lean bacon cooked and crumbled
  • 9 oz frozen green peas, thawed
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, diced

Combine mayonnaise, sour cream, milk and dry ranch packet ingredients in a small bowl and set aside.
Add all remaining ingredients to a large bowl and toss gently.
Stir in dressing and mix until all ingredients are well coated.
Refrigerate at least 1 hour to allow flavors to combine.
Serve cold.
  • Peas can be thawed overnight in the refrigerator or place them in a colander and run cold water over them until thawed.
Gina Lincicum
Want more details about this and other recipes? Check out more here!
  • Smo33287912 Smo33287912 on Apr 27, 2022

    How about substituting something for the peas? My husband and I aren’t fans of peas. How about broccoli?

    • Paula Paula on May 07, 2022

      I have used green beans cut up, corn ,mixed vegetables chopped most any frozen veggies you like

  • LINDA TYLER LINDA TYLER on May 11, 2022

    I don't eat bacon, but I do eat turkey bacon. Will try this as soon as I can. Thanks 😊