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PASTA SALAD TO GET EXCITED ABOUT CHICKEN BACON RANCH
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PASTA SALAD CHICKEN BACON RANCH

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Course: Pasta
Cuisine: American
Author: Diane @Recipes for our Daily Bread

Ingredients

  • Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad:
  • 12- ounce pack Spiral pasta I used Wacky Pack Spiral Pack
  • 3 chicken breast chopped
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 chopped tomato or a handful of cherry tomatoes chopped in half
  • 6 pieces bacon cooked hard and crumbled
  • 1 zucchini shredded
  • 1-1/2 cups Ranch dressing
  • COPYCAT RANCH DRESSING INGREDIENTS:
  • 1 pack Ranch Dressing the original recipe called for 1 teaspoon dry Ranch dressing Buttermilk Recipe
  • 1 cup Mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Here’s what you do:
  • COPYCAT OUTBACK RANCH DRESSING:
  • Mix together the mayonnaise buttermilk, Ranch dressing pack, pepper, paprika, and garlic powder.
  • Refrigerate
  • Makes 1-1/2 cups and I used it all in this pasta salad.
  • eces of bacon cooked hard and crumbled.
  • Mix well and serve or refrigerate.

Instructions

  • CHICKEN BACON RANCH PASTA:
  • Cook the bacon, hard and crumbled when cooled.
  • Season chicken with salt and pepper and bake for 30 minutes in the oven 350 degrees.
  • Cut the chicken breast up into bite sizes,
  • Cook the pasta according to the package directions.
  • In a large bowl, combine the chopped chicken, cooked and drained pasta, ranch dressing, shredded cheese, chopped tomatoes, zucchini, and 6 pieces bacon.