Bacon Ranch Pasta – A Mouthwatering Salad

Bacon Ranch Pasta | Creamy ranch goodness with bacon and tomato! | #Pasta #Bacon #Ranch | Huddlenet.comJump to Recipe

Let’s face it, there are only a 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

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Bacon Ranch Pasta | Creamy ranch goodness with bacon and tomato! |

Bacon Ranch Pasta
Creamy ranch pasta with bacon, tomato and cheese! Yum!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 12 Servings


  • 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


  • Prepare pasta as directed, drain & set aside.
  • Chop bacon and tomatoes.
  • Mix sour cream, mayonnaise, milk, dry ranch mix, garlic powder, onion powder and black pepper in a separate bowl. Gently fold into pasta mixture. Then mix tomatoes and bacon into the pasta.
  • Mix in cheddar cheese. Refrigerate for 2 hours before serving.
Keyword Bacon, Easy, Pasta, Pasta Salad, Pot-luck, Potluck, Ranch, Salad, Summer, Tomatoes

Bacon Ranch Pasta | Creamy ranch goodness with bacon and tomato! | #Pasta #Bacon #Ranch |


  1. 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 :)

  2. Cynthia

    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.

  3. 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)

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