Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad

Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad

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Wilemon 229

"This is a very flavorful pasta salad. The crisp cooked bacon really adds a nice flavor. I get requests for this pasta salad for every get together and cook out."

Ingredients

1 h 25 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 336 cals
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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 336 kcal
  • 17%
  • Fat:
  • 26.8 g
  • 41%
  • Carbs:
  • 14.9g
  • 5%
  • Protein:
  • 9.3 g
  • 19%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 31 mg
  • 10%
  • Sodium:
  • 691 mg
  • 28%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil; cook rotini at a boil until tender yet firm to the bite, about 8 minutes; 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 rotini, 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.

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  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.
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I have always loved Suddenly Salad's Bacon & Ranch Pasta...they ain't got nothing on you Wilemon! This was sooo much better!!! I used a chopped roma tomato because that's what I had on hand, & I...

I've been making this salad for awhile and just got around to writing a review! My family LOVES this salad! Every time I make it someone asks for the recipe! I add two pkgs of the Ranch dressing...

On step 3 I neglected to instruct to add the pasta with bacon, tomatoes, etc. then toss. My grocery store has since started carrying grape tomatoes, I use them now because the salad will stay e...