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Cheddar Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad

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!
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 471kcal

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  • 1 pound rotini pasta, cooked according to package directions
  • 6 slices bacon, cooked crisp and chopped
  • 1-1/2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 cup roasted red peppers, chopped (from a jar)
  • 1 cup ranch dressing
  • 1/4 cup BBQ sauce
  • salt and pepper


  • In a large bowl pour in the cooked pasta. Add the bacon, red peppers, and cheese and toss until ingredients are evenly distributed.
  • 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.
  • Salt and pepper the Cheddar Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad to taste.
  • Chill in the refrigerator for at least an hour and serve cold.


Substitute light ranch dressing for reduced calories


Calories: 471kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 816mg | Potassium: 231mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 193IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 82mg | Iron: 1mg

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