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Tender pasta is coated in creamy ranch dressing, bacon and lots of other goodies in this Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad. Life-in-the-Lofthouse.c
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Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad

Rotini pasta coated in a creamy Ranch dressing, bacon and lots of other goodies. This pasta salad is always a hit!
Prep Time 2 hours
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6
Author Holly


  • 1 package (12 ounces) tri-color rotini pasta
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 package (1 ounce) dry ranch dressing/seasoning mix
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 8 slices cooked bacon, chopped (see notes below)
  • 1 large tomato, diced
  • 1 can (4.25 ounces) sliced black olives, drained
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese


  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add rotini pasta and cook until al dente, about 8 minutes. Drain water. Rinse pasta with cold water to cool. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, sour cream, dry ranch mix, garlic powder and milk. Add pasta, cooked bacon pieces, tomato, olives and cheese to the bowl. Gently toss to combine everything.
  • Cover and chill in refrigerator at least 2 hours before serving.


*I love to use Oscar Meyer packages of pre-cooked bacon pieces to save on time.
*When ready to serve you can toss with a little extra milk if it seems dry.