Wednesday Recipe: Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad


  • 1 package pasta (my favourite is bowtie, but rotini is common!)
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 package dry ranch seasoning mix
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 8 slices cooked bacon, chopped
  • 1 large tomato, diced (or cherry tomatoes, halved)
  • 1 can sliced black olives, drained
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese


  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add rotini pasta and cook until al dente, about 8 minutes. Drain water. Rinse pasta with cold water to cool. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, sour cream, dry ranch mix, garlic powder and milk. Add pasta, cooked bacon pieces, tomato, olives and cheese to the bowl. Gently toss to combine everything.
  • Cover and chill in the refrigerator at least 2 hours before serving.