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Chicken, Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad

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Brenda is a homegrown Southern woman, mom to three beautiful kids, and wife to the man of her dreams. She loves cooking for her family.

Ranch Pasta Salad

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Pasta Salad

Okay, I cannot tell enough how much I love pasta salad. If there were only one style of food I got to enjoy| every day for the rest of my life, I would not be mad if pasta salad were it. Whenever I go to a restaurant with a buffet in it, I actually will always get pasta salad. Doses, no matter what kind it is, if they offer it, I will eat it. But my favorite of all pages that have sta salads is chicken, bacon, and Ranch pasta salad.

I do not think I know anyone that does not like a good bacon ranch pasta salad. After all, what is there not to like is bacon and ranch. This recipe is how my family and I enjoy this pasta salad, but like almost all of my recipes, there is also a lot of room to try out new things with the recipe and alter it to your taste.

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  • 1 lbs pasta, your choice, I like shells
  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cooked and chopped
  • 1/2 lbs cooked crispy bacon, chopped
  • 2 tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 c frozen sweet peas, thawed
  • 1/4 c green onions, chopped
  • 1 c shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 c mayo
  • 1 pkg ranch seasoning
  • 1/4 c milk
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  1. Bring a pot of water to a boil. Add pasta and cook according to package directions. Drain water, and let the pasta cool.
  2. Prepare the ranch sauce with the mayo, buttermilk, salt and pepper, and seasoning packet.
  3. Add pasta to the ranch sauce. Stir in meats, cheese, and vegetables.
  4. Chill and serve.

I love this salad, and I’m sure you will also. If you have any questions or comments, please share below; I love hearing from everyone.

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Comments

Brenda (author) from Florida on March 19, 2014:

Thank you for the vote up.

Susan from India on March 19, 2014:

I love pastas. Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe hub. Voted up and awesome.

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