Cheddar Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad

  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Cook Time: 8 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes


Cheddar Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad – a quick and easy combination of favorite flavors like bacon, cheddar cheese and ranch dressing tossed with pasta and BBQ sauce to create a cold side that will become your new go-to pasta salad dish! Great for picnics and potlucks too!



  • 1 pound rotini pasta
  • 6 slices crisp cooked bacon, chopped
  • 11/2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 jar roasted red peppers, chopped
  • 1 cup ranch dressing
  • 1/4 cup BBQ sauce
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a large bowl pour in the cooked pasta. Add the bacon, red peppers, and cheese and toss until ingredients are evenly distributed.
  2. In a small bowl, mix the ranch dressing and the BBQ sauce until blended. Pour over the pasta mixture and toss until the pasta and other ingredients are coated with the sauce.
  3. Salt and pepper the Cheddar Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad to taste.
  4. Chill in the refrigerator for at least an hour and serve cold.


Substitute light ranch dressing for reduced calories