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Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad

September 15, 2010

Here is another quick and easy pasta salad. On Sunday we were going to have a picnic in the park with some friends and everyone was supposed to bring a side to share. So naturally I was going to make the usual Italian Pasta Salad because it is always a hit; however the past few gatherings someone always seems to make one of those boxed Suddenly Salads which is basically a not delicious version of home made Italian Pasta Salad, who does that? And then we have two similar sides!!!!!!!! I know, I am also surprised the world hasn’t stopped rotating in such instances. ANYWAYS…. to make a long story long, I decided to create this Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad instead and it turned out super good.


1 package tri-colored pasta (Wacky Mac is my fav)
1 can canned chicken – drained
1 can olives – sliced
11 slices of cooked bacon – crispy ans chopped
2 medium tomatoes – diced
1/3 cup mayo
cubed cheese (the amount and type is up to you)
1 cup Ranch dressing


1. Cook pasta according to package. Drain and rinse with cold water.

2. In a large mixing bowl combine all ingredients and mix well. You can add more or less Ranch if you want. Chill one hour before serving. Before serving add some more Ranch to make it fresh and really delicious.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. September 15, 2010 4:43 pm

    Looks divine! Ok so maybe i'm a little slow…but how do I get one of those sweet itkwib buttons on my blog?

  2. September 16, 2010 8:37 am

    Sounds yummy! And very easy! Can't wait to try it.

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