Saturday, May 19, 2012

Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad

  • 1 (12 ounce) package uncooked tri-color rotini pasta

  • 10 slices bacon

  • 1 cup mayonnaise

  • 3 tablespoons dry ranch salad dressing mix

  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic pepper

  • 1/2 cup milk, or as needed

  • 1 large tomato, chopped

  • 1 (4.25 ounce) can sliced black olives

  • 1 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese


      1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Stir in rotini pasta and cook for 10 to 12 minutes or until al dente; drain.

      2. Place bacon in a skillet over medium-high heat and cook until evenly brown. Drain and chop.

      3. In a large bowl, mix mayonnaise, ranch dressing mix, garlic powder, and garlic pepper. Stir in milk until smooth. Place bacon, tomato, black olives and cheese in bowl and toss to coat with dressing. Cover and chill at least 1 hour in the refrigerator. Toss with additional milk if the salad seems a little dry.


      1. Added to my recipe file. Thank you, ma'am!

      2. Sounds delicious Beth thank you. xx

      3. Hello Beth, I just joined this site. Wow what a great bunch of recipes. I really like them all and I can't wait to start trying them out. They all sound good.