Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad

What is Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad?

This easy recipe features elbow macaroni and bites of bacon, bell pepper, tomato, and cheddar cheese, all folded together in a creamy, tangy ranch dressing!

What You'll Need

You'll only need a few simple ingredients to make this easy recipe, so let's round them up and get started!

Cook the Pasta

Cook macaroni until al dente, then transfer to a colander, run cold water over it, and drain well.

Add the Mix-Ins

Transfer the macaroni to a large mixing bowl and add the tomato, green pepper, red onion, bacon, and cheddar.

Make the Ranch Dressing

In a small bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, sour cream, rice vinegar, ranch seasoning, and black pepper.

Combine Everything

Pour the dressing over the macaroni mixture and fold to combine.


Enjoy immediately or cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

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