PREP TIME: 20 MINS | TOTAL TIME: 20 MINS | YIELD: 8 people
Summer is not yet over with this perfect cold side dish. It’s very easy and quick to make using only a few simple ingredients that you might already have on hand. A delicious salad that is packed with shredded cheddar cheese, bacon, green onions, and crumbled potato chips. To prevent the chips from getting soggy, add them to the salad right before serving.
Make this amazing cheddar bacon ranch pasta salad easily and in under twenty minutes. This salad is not only great for summer, but all year round! Start making this salad right away. It’s a must-try! Insanely good you might need to double the recipe as this goes out super fast!
I love salads because they are no fuss to make. I have a list of my favorite salad recipes, and this cheddar bacon ranch pasta salad is on the top of my list! My family has been enjoying this salad for years. We love it, especially during the hot weather, but we also enjoy this any time of the year.
1/2 c. real bacon bits
4 c fusilli noodles, uncooked
1/2 c. ranch dressing
1 bunch of green onions, chopped
2 c. shredded cheddar cheese
1 tablespoon onion powder
1 c. mayo
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 1/2 c. Ruffles potato chips
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
How to make Cheddar Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad
Step 1: Following the package directions, cook the Fusilli. When done, rinse with cold water.
Step 2: Into a large mixing bowl, place the cold pasta along with the mayo and ranch dressing. Mix well until the pasta is thoroughly coated. Next, add the shredded cheddar cheese, chopped green onions, real bacon bits, salt, pepper, onion powder, and garlic powder. Mix well until combined.
Step 3: Add the crumbled potato chips to the salad before serving. This will prevent the chips from getting soggy. Enjoy!