Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad

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Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad. . . loaded with chicken, bacon, avocados, and other yummy ingredients, this salad is sure to become a family favorite!

Loaded with yummy ingredients, this Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad is sure to become a favorite salad recipe!

During the hot summer months, we love a good main dish salad for dinner. I nice cold pasta salad can be so refreshing, not to mention tasty! I combined several of our favorite flavors to come up with this recipe, and it was an instant winner!

Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta salad makes a hearty, tasty, and refreshing summer meal!

This pasta salad is not only great for dinner at home, it is perfect for picnics and BBQ’s. Just put it in an airtight container or gallon sized ziplock bag and toss it in a cooler full of ice. If you take it to a potluck, I bet you’ll come home with an empty bowl!

Recipe for Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad

Yield: 8 servings

Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad

Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad
Pasta salad with chicken, bacon, and ranch dressing.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 16 oz. bag spiral pasta
  • 3 chicken breasts, cooked and diced
  • 1/2 pound bacon, cooked till crispy and crumbled
  • 3 celery stalks, diced
  • 1-2 green onions, sliced
  • 2 roma tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 1/3 - 1 1/2 cups ranch dressing


  1. Cook pasta in salted boiling water. Drain and cool. Pour into a large mixing bowl.
  2. Add chicken, bacon, celery, green onions, and tomatoes. Mix well. Stir in ranch dressing. Stir in avocado right before serving.
  3. Serve immediately or chill. Garnish with extra bacon if desired.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 560 Total Fat: 39g Saturated Fat: 8g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 28g Cholesterol: 82mg Sodium: 1065mg Carbohydrates: 23g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 4g Protein: 28g

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  1. It says add avacado in the instructions but not in the ingredient list, is it supposed to have avacado?

  2. Higidio Francisco Adriano says:

    Gostei imenso, pretendo experimentar dentro em breve.
    Muito obrigado por sempre deliciar-nos com as sua receitas, graças a si e as suas receitas, estou melhorando imenso na minha casa. A minha esposa se congratula sempre que levo pra casa uma nova ideia da lady Kara, espero que enquanto tiveres saúde, faça sempre o que mais gostas nesta vida, que é cozinhar com arte e classe. Muito obrigado..

  3. Yum! This pasta salad is right up my alley!

  4. I LOVEE pasta salad. Your chicken bacon ranch twist on this one sounds just delicious. I can’t wait to give it a try!

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