Bacon Ranch Pasta – A Mouthwatering Salad

Bacon Ranch Pasta | Creamy ranch goodness with bacon and tomato! | #Pasta #Bacon #Ranch | Huddlenet.comIt’s Sunday morning, the dogs have been fed, the birds are chirping and peace reigns! For now, anyways. Later the hubby and I are cutting down trees. But for now, I can enjoy a few moments with my computer.

How about a favorite recipe…

Let’s face it, there are few people who don’t like ranch, bacon or pasta. So what happens when you add them all together? Yeah, that’s right. You get a mouth explosion of goodness!

When I make Bacon Ranch Pasta for cookouts or potlucks, someone is always asking for the recipe. Oh and I have to make extra for a certain lady at my husband’s work! Those are the kind of compliments that I like receiving.

This recipe is easy to manipulate and make changes to. I’ve fiddled with it for the last couple of years and found this to be the perfect balance for my family. Occasionally I top my salad with bacon bits for a little crunch factor.

However here are a few alterations you could add:

  • Sliced black olives (I would but my hubby doesn’t like them)
  • Chopped onions
  • Peas
  • Ham or chicken

Bacon Ranch Pasta

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 12 Servings

Serving Size: 1/2 Cup

Allergies: Dairy

Bacon Ranch Pasta

Creamy ranch pasta with bacon, tomato and cheese! Yum!

Ingredients

  • 1 Pound Rotini Pasta, cooked & drained
  • 1/2 Pound Bacon, cooked & drained
  • 1 Tomato, chopped
  • 1 Cup Sour Cream
  • 1/4 Cup Mayonnaise
  • 1/2 Cup Milk
  • 1 Package Dry Ranch Mix
  • 1/2 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Onion Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 1 Cup Cheddar Cheese

Instructions

  1. Prepare pasta as directed, drain & set aside. Chop tomatoes and bacon.
  2. Gently mix tomatoes and bacon into the pasta.
  3. Mix sour cream, mayonnaise, milk, dry ranch mix, garlic powder, onion powder and black pepper in a separate bowl. Gently fold into pasta mixture.
  4. Mix in cheddar cheese. Refrigerate for 2 hours before serving.
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Bacon Ranch Pasta | Creamy ranch goodness with bacon and tomato! | #Pasta #Bacon #Ranch | Huddlenet.com

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~Cheers,
Stacy

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Stacy

Stacy is the mother of 3, step-mom of 3 and grandparent of 3. She retired as a project manager for a environmental laboratory. In her spare time she volunteers with her daughter's high school band. She has been developing websites for over 15 years, both for herself and others. Cooking, sewing, reading and history are just a few of her passions. Reading about history is a double passion!

14 Comments:

  1. How can you not love any recipe that has bacon in it? Yum! I would love it if you linked this up to my Motivate Me Monday linky party on IT’S A ginger SNAP.

  2. I love the idea of the ranch mix with sour cream and mayo so you have fresher than bottled ranch dressing. This looks wonderful and I’m sure makes a great side.
    I might try to sub the sour cream with non fat Greek yogurt, but I understand that’s a vit silly since there’s s half pound of bacon in it :)

  3. Bacon, ranch, AND pasta? With ingredients like that this dish can’t be anything but delicious! Thank you for linking at the In and Out of the Kitchen Link Party. Hope to see you again next week.

  4. Have I mentioned how much I love your blog? I do!!! This recipe looks so delicious – I’m out tonight but I will make this tomorrow! My husband is going to be sooooo happy! :) Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday Linky! Make sure to come back Sunday at 6pm PST! Julia (pinning and sharing this yum-fest)

    • Oh wow! Thank you so much – I enjoy your blog too!! I can’t wait to find out how your hubby felt about the pasta. It’s hard not to like. I wouldn’t miss the party :) ~Stacy

  5. This looks so yummy! My family would love this. Pinned. Thanks for being a part of our party. We love having you! We hope to see you tonight at 7 pm. and let us see what you have been working on! http://loulougirls.blogspot.com
    Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girls

  6. Thank you for linking up to Creative K Kid’s Tasty Tuesdays. I have pinned your recipe to the Tasty Tuesdays Pinterest Board.

  7. If it has bacon in it, my family will be all over it. Pinned and shared! Thank you for linking at The Yuck Stops Here link party. Hope to see you again next week.

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