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Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad

Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad

Bacon ranch pasta salad is a delicious and super easy cold pasta recipe that is perfect for any occasion: from BBQs to picnics.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Side Dish
Keyword cold pasta recipe, creamy pasta salad, pasta salad
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Refrigerate 1 hour
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 8 people

Ingredients

  • 12 oz shell pasta
  • 1 Tbsp salt
  • 2/3 cup frozen peas
  • 2/3 cup shredded carrots
  • 6 slices bacon cooked and crumbled

Dressing

  • 1 pkg ranch dressing mix
  • 16 oz sour cream
  • 1/3 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper

Instructions

  1. Bring a large pot of water to boil over high heat. Add 1 Tbsp salt and pasta. Stir and boil for 6 minutes.

  2. Add frozen peas and shredded carrots and boil for an additional 2 minutes. Drain well and transfer to large serving bowl.

  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together ranch dressing, sour cream, Greek yogurt, salt and pepper. Stir into hot pasta.

  4. Stir in half of bacon. Cover and refrigerate for at least one hour. Top with remaining bacon before serving.