Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad #SundaySupper

Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad is a great way to keep your kitchen cool during the hot weather. Pasta, cubes of cooked chicken, chopped bacon, two kinds of cheese and other bits o’ deliciousness are combined with ranch dressing and chilled before serving. Cold and creamy Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad  is a great lunch or light supper for hot summer days. #SundaySupper | cookingmimi.com

Today the #SundaySupper bloggers are bringing you foods served cold. I don’t know what the weather is like where you live but I can tell you that Alabama is HOT this time of year. Not only is it in the 90s most days it’s usually humid which makes it worse because it feels as if a heavy blanket of air is wrapped around you all the dang time.

Seriously folks the only way you should be able to feel air is because of wind.

Anyhoo, my recipe does involve cooking but it’s all on the stove top and since it’s best served cold the Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad is a great make ahead dinner. Perfect for busy families.

Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad #SundaySupper

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 5 hours

Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad #SundaySupper

Ingredients

  • 3 cups cubed cooked chicken
  • 6 slices bacon, crisply cooked and chopped
  • 1 pound short cut pasta such as radiatore or shells
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1-2 cups ranch dressing
  • 1 small can sliced olives, drained
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 2 cups frozen corn, thawed
  • 1 medium red onion, quartered and thinly sliced

Instructions

  1. Cook the pasta according to the package directions. Drain and set aside.
  2. In a small bowl whisk together the mayonnaise and 1 cup of the ranch dressing
  3. In a large bowl combine the pasta, chicken, bacon, Cheddar and Parmesan cheeses, olives, onion, and corn.
  4. Drizzle the mayo and ranch dressing over the top and gently toss to combine.
  5. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours before serving.
  6. Toss with up to 1 cup of ranch dressing if desired before serving.
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Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad

This Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad is a fabulous light dinner for hot days. #SundaySupper

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Comments

  1. Micha, I love the sound of your flavorful pasta salad!! And the noodles are such a fun shape!

  2. Pasta salad is one of my favorite cold dishes, especially in the summer. It’s the perfect BBQ/pool party/beach day food

  3. I believe my search for the perfect pasta salad has come to an end! And I love that shape of pasta that you used. I must find it. Thanks for the recipe.

  4. What a standout combination!

  5. Chicken, Bacon, Ranch…Yes Please! Great salad!

  6. We are huge fans of pasta salad and this flavor combo sounds like a must try! yummm

  7. That is the perfect shape for a pasta salad to catch all the creamy goodness in every crevice.

  8. Potato Salad just screams summer in our house. Thanks for sharing your recipe with us. Looks delicious!

  9. Love the frilly little noodles in this yummy looking salad!!

  10. I love the shape of pasta that you used – FUN. My kids would probably gobble this up. HUGS

  11. adore your noodle shape!!

  12. Great blanket analogy! This salad is wonderful on a hot, sticky, humid summer day!

  13. What a fabulous pasta salad! I love the chicken bacon ranch combo and that it can be served cold on a hot day!

  14. I never would have thought to add olives! thanks for the idea & sharing a great recipe!

  15. You can never go wrong with chicken, bacon, and pasta :)

  16. Fun summer salad! How can you go wrong with ranch dressing, chicken and pasta -

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