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Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad

This ranch pasta salad has just a handful of ingredients but it’s packing in a lot of flavor! Serve at your next barbecue alongside any grilled meat.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword pasta salad
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Cooling Time 1 hour
Total Time 18 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 466kcal


  • 1 pound small shaped pasta such as Farfelle
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup buttermilk
  • 3 tablespoons ranch seasoning
  • 2 cups shredded cooked chicken
  • 1 cup grated cheddar
  • 8 slices bacon cooked and crumbled
  • ¼ cup fresh chives


  • Boil the pasta according to package directions. Drain and run under cold water to cool.
  • Add the mayonnaise, buttermilk, and ranch seasoning to a small bowl and whisk well to combine.
  • Pour the dressing over the bowl of drained pasta. Add the chicken, cheddar, bacon, and chives to the bowl and stir to combine.
  • Refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving.



Store tightly covered in the refrigerator for 3-5 days.


Calories: 466kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 48mg | Sodium: 655mg | Potassium: 197mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 215IU | Vitamin C: 0.9mg | Calcium: 102mg | Iron: 1mg