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This Easy Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad is perfect to whip up for any potluck or bbq get together! Or it's the perfect frugal side to make up to have at home with a grilled dinner as well. Most the items in this are pantry items to stock up when they are on sale.

Easy Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad

Easy Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad is perfect to whip up for any potluck or bbq get together! This is easy to make ahead of time and perfect with grilled food!   

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Bacon, Pasta Salad, Ranch
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 boxes of Rotini pasta 
  • 1 cup of mayo
  • 1 cup of sour cream
  • 2 packages of dry ranch dressing mix 
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 cup of milk 
  • slices of bacon cooked and chopped
  • 4 large tomatoes 
  • 2 cans of sliced black olives 
  • Shredded cheddar cheese 
  • Green onion 

Instructions

  1. Start a pot of water boiling for your pasta and cook to the directions
  2. Cut up your bacon and start to fry it in the pan.
  3. Strain and rinse the pasta with cold water when done
  4. Prep your tomatoes but cutting them, we cut out the innards of the tomatoes to make the recipe look clean and fresh
  5. Drain the juices off the olives
  6. In a large bowl mix together the sour cream, mayo, garlic powder, milk, and ranch packet
  7. *Reserve some bacon, cheese, green onion, and tomato for garnish*
  8. In a bowl throw in all ingredients and mix it up in a big bowl,
  9. Refrigerate overnight to let the flavor soak in, you can mix up more ranch if the salad seems dry the next day.
  10. Serve and enjoy!!!