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Cheesy Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad

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Pasta side dishes are the perfect summertime pairing for your favorite grilled foods.  You’ll love how easy this one is to make.


  • 1 box tri-blend rotini
  • 1 packet dry ranch dressing
  • 1cup cold milk
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup real bacon pieces
  • 1/3 cup shredded cheddar cheese


  1. Boil the pasta until it’s tender.
  2. Drain and rinse with cold water, until it’s cool to the touch.
  3. In a medium sized bowl, combine the milk, ranch packet, and mayonnaise until it’s mixed well.
  4. Stir the ranch mix into the pasta until all the pasta is coated.
  5. Add the bacon and cheese, and mix well again.
  6. Chill for at least one hour before serving.
  7. Keep chilled until ready to serve.

Keywords: summer side dish, pasta salad, ranch pasta salad, cold side dishes