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Easy Bacon Chicken Ranch Pasta Salad

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 8
Looking for an easy pasta salad recipe for a bbq? This easy bacon chicken ranch pasta salad is seriously one of my favorite side dish recipes for potlucks!

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces Tri Color Pasta cooked and drained
  • 1 Cup Broccoli Florets
  • 1 Cup Sliced Carrots
  • 2 Cups Rotisserie Chicken shredded
  • 1 Cup Peas thawed
  • 2 1/2 ounce can sliced olives drained
  • 1 Cup Halved Grape Tomatoes
  • 3 Slices Bacon cooked and chopped
  • 1/2 Cup Ranch Dressing
  • 1/2 Cup Chili Lime Ranch Dressing
  • 1/2 Cup Cheddar Cheese shredded or cubed (more to taste)
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • In a small pan, add the broccoli and carrots and just enough water to cover the veggies.
  • Cook over medium heat for about 3-4 minutes and drain then place in a bowl of ice water to stop the cooking.
  • Drain again.
  • In a large bowl, combine the pasta, ranches, chicken, and all other ingredients plus a sprinkle of salt and pepper.
  • Fold to combine and serve immediately or chill, covered in the fridge for up to 8 hours, removing from the fridge for 15 minutes before serving.

Notes

This salad recipe should not be kept for more than 3 days covered in the fridge.
Nutrition Facts
Easy Bacon Chicken Ranch Pasta Salad
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 343 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Polyunsaturated Fat 12g
Cholesterol 74mg25%
Sodium 669mg29%
Carbohydrates 19g6%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 24g48%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.