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I’ve got your new go to favorite party recipe for Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad!

Pasta salad is such a versatile dish and I love that it can be served hot or cold, making it perfect any time of the year! It’s pretty hard to beat a combo of chicken bacon ranch pasta right?!

Your new favorite pasta salad: Chicken bacon ranch pasta with ranch dressing

This recipe is intended to be a simple easy-to-throw-together weeknight meal option that will also leave you with some great leftovers. 

Between work, kids, school, and everything else life throws at us, juggling a busy schedule and making time to prepare healthy meals is a lot. So, I hope this recipe alleviates just a little bit of that burden for you.

pasta salad with chicken bacon ranch dressing onions in white bowl

What ingredients do you need to make this chicken bacon ranch pasta recipe?

To make our chicken bacon ranch pasta salad, you’re going to need your favorite kind of pasta. I prefer to use a chickpea pasta because it offers a more blood sugar friendly approach to pasta, but you can use any kind of pasta you prefer. 

For the meats in this recipe, I use a nitrate free bacon, and for the chicken, I use a rotisserie chicken and shredded up the white meat. You can really use any chicken you prefer though.

And, for the ranch dressing, again go with your favorite. This is the one I get

The other ingredients you’ll need include: chopped green and red onions, shredded cheddar cheese, salt and pepper.

chicken bacon ranch pasta salad

How to make chicken bacon ranch pasta

To make our pasta salad, you’ll start by cooking your pasta according to the package instructions. While the pasta is cooking, cook your bacon as desired. I like to do mine in the microwave, but you can also cook it on the stovetop or in the oven. 

Once your pasta has cooked, drain all the water off and add the pasta to a large bowl. Add the chopped up bacon, onions, shredded cheese, salt, and pepper to the pasta bowl. Set this bowl aside.

Now, mix together your ranch dressing and water until fully mixed. Pour this mixture over the pasta bowl and toss until combined. 

Now, we eat!

chicken bacon ranch pasta salad in white bowl on wood cutting board

Add veggies to your chicken bacon ranch pasta salad

Another great way to round out this meal is to add a non-starchy vegetable. This could be broccoli, bell peppers, cauliflower, etc. 

Turn this pasta salad into a chicken bacon ranch pasta bake

Your cold chicken and bacon pasta salad could definitely be turned into a pasta bake to serve warm. Add in some veggies and spread it out in a 9×13 pan for a delicious chicken bacon ranch pasta bake. 

Can I freeze chicken bacon ranch pasta?

You can freeze your pasta salad in a sealed container for up to 6 months. 

chicken bacon ranch pasta salad for dinner

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chicken bacon ranch pasta salad in white bowl
I’ve got your new go to favorite party recipe for Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad!
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Diet: Diabetic, Gluten Free
Keyword: pasta salad
Servings: 10 servings
Carbohydrates: 16g

Ingredients

  • 8 oz chickpea pasta
  • 4 slices bacon
  • 2 cups shredded rotisserie chicken
  • ½ cup ranch dressing
  • ½ cup water
  • ¼ cup chopped green onion
  • cup chopped red onion
  • ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Cook your pasta according to the package instructions.
  • While the pasta is cooking, cook your bacon as desired. Once done, chop it up into small pieces.
  • Once your pasta has cooked, drain all the water off and add the pasta to a large bowl. Add the chopped up bacon, onions (green and red), shredded cheese, salt, and pepper to the pasta bowl. Set this bowl aside.
  • Now, mix together your ranch dressing and water until fully mixed. Pour this mixture over the pasta bowl and toss until combined.
  • Enjoy immediately or chill for later.

Notes

The nutrition facts presented here are estimates only. The brands you use and product types chosen can change the nutritional information presented. To obtain the most accurate nutritional information, you should calculate the nutritional information with the actual ingredients you use.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 275kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 435mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g
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