Bacon Ranch Pasta

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Bacon Ranch Pasta. A perfect all in one meal or a show stopper side dish. Creamy ranch and smoky bacon add the perfect touch to the bow tie pasta. The cheese make this an instant kid favorite and a yummy, sneaky way to get their veggies in.

 Bacon Ranch Pasta  

Bacon Ranch Pasta

A creamy, savory marriage of all things good but maybe not so good FOR you! Bacon and Ranch go together like peas and carrots. Wait! Guess what? There ARE peas and carrots in this wonderful dish too!

Made with simple ingredients, this pasta is a real meal. When life gets busy this is an easy lunch or supper to throw together that just gets better the longer it sits. That makes it a great make ahead meal too.

So here are your cast of characters.

~ Ingredients ~

  • 2 teaspoons salt

  • 1 teaspoon black pepper

  • 12 oz bow tie pasta, cooked and drained

  • 1 oz of Ranch dry dip seasoning mix

  • 16 oz sour cream

  • 1/3 cup Duke’s Mayo

  • 16 oz cheddar cheese cubes

  • 8 pieces bacon, cooked, drained and chopped

  • 10 oz bag of frozen peas, corn and carrots

~ Method ~

  1. Prepare frozen vegetables as per package directions, drain and cool. Boil Pasta according to package directions with salt in the water, drain and rinse to stop cooking. Cook and drain bacon, set aside too cool. When cooled, chop bacon.

  2. Mix Ranch, mayo and sour cream. Fold in pasta and gently mix well. Add cheese, veggies and bacon. Add pepper and more salt if needed.

 

Bacon ranch pasta

You can serve this dish right away or store in the fridge for later. Either way, it makes a hearty, filling meal. When life gets busy, get some Bacon Ranch Pasta!

We hope you love this recipe as much as we do. It’s great to mix up and have on hand for any need that may arise. Kids love it too and its a great way to get them to eat their veggies.

As always, we would love it if you shared this recipe with your family and friends. Over to the side on this post and all of the others are handy dandy share buttons. We would sure be grateful if you shared the love!

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Bacon Ranch Pasta

Bacon Ranch Pasta

Yield: 14
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Bacon Ranch Pasta. A perfect all in one meal or a show stopper side dish. Creamy ranch and smoky bacon add the perfect touch to the bow tie pasta. The cheese make this an instant kid favorite and a yummy, sneaky way to get their veggies in.

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 12 oz bow tie pasta, cooked and drained
  • 1 oz of Ranch dry dip seasoning mix
  • 16 oz sour cream
  • 1/3 cup Duke’s Mayo
  • 16 oz cheddar cheese cubes
  • 8 pieces bacon, cooked, drained and chopped
  • 10 oz bag of frozen peas, corn and carrots

Instructions

  1. Prepare frozen vegetables as per package directions, drain and cool. Boil Pasta according to package directions with salt in the water, drain and rinse to stop cooking. Cook and drain bacon, set aside too cool. When cooled, chop bacon.
  2. Mix Ranch, mayo and sour cream. Fold in pasta and gently mix well. Add cheese, veggies and bacon. Add pepper and more salt if needed.
Nutrition Information
Yield 12 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 395Total Fat 29gSaturated Fat 13gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 13gCholesterol 72mgSodium 880mgCarbohydrates 18gFiber 2gSugar 3gProtein 15g

**Nutritional Values are estimates only

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