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Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad

Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad is a perfect classic summer salad with bold flavors and compliments almost every meal as a side dish.
Course: Salad, Side Dish
Keyword: Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad, pasta salad
Servings: 8 people
Author: Salty Side Dish


  • 1 package 8 oz, rotini pasta
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 packet 1 oz, dry ranch dressing
  • 10 slices bacon, cooked and chopped
  • 1 pint grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1 can 3.8 oz, black olives, drained
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese


  • Boil a large saucepan of water. Add pasta and cook until done, about 9-11 minutes. Drain and rinse with cold water.
  • In a large mixing bowl, add mayonnaise, milk and dressing. Mix well. Stir in tomatoes, olives, bacon and cheese and mix well. Add pasta and mix to evenly coat. Cover and refrigerate for at least four hours or overnight until ready to serve.
  • Serves 8