Pasta salad with bacon in a white bowl.

Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad Recipe

Bow tie pasta, bacon, cheddar, tomatoes and peas with creamy Ranch dressing make this salad an easy and delicious side dish! 

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Course Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword Ranch pasta salad
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 516 kcal
Author Anna


for salad:

  • 2 cups dry bow tie pasta
  • 6 slices bacon chopped
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes chopped
  • 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 3/4 cup green peas

for dressing:

  • 1/4 cup mayo
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons dry Ranch seasoning mix
  • 4 tablespoons milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
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  1. Cook pasta according to instructions on the box. Drain and rinse with cold water. Place in a large salad bowl.
  2. In a skillet, cook bacon until crispy. Remove onto a paper towel lined plate to drain the grease. Add to pasta.
  3. Add green peas, tomatoes and cheddar to pasta salad. Toss gently together.
  4. In a measuring cup, mix together mayo, sour cream, Ranch seasoning, milk, salt and pepper.
  5. Pour over pasta salad and toss gently to coat.
  6. Refrigerate salad for 2 hours, then serve.

Recipe Notes

The pasta salad is good for 3 to 5 days, if kept in air tight container in the fridge. You can use any pasta you like, as long as it's short, bite size.

Nutrition Facts
Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 516 Calories from Fat 306
% Daily Value*
Fat 34g52%
Saturated Fat 12g75%
Cholesterol 58mg19%
Sodium 1172mg51%
Potassium 340mg10%
Carbohydrates 34g11%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 16g32%
Vitamin A 800IU16%
Vitamin C 20.7mg25%
Calcium 203mg20%
Iron 1.4mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.