Broccoli Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad Recipe – Broccoli Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad is easy to put together, only 30 minutes from start to finish! It’s perfect for cook-outs, BBQ’s, family parties, or as an easy weeknight dinner side dish!
This creamy, Broccoli Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad is bursting with simple and fresh ingredients!
Tomatoes, broccoli, crisp bacon, colby jack cheese and peas . The ranch-mayo dressing is the perfect balance to provide flavor and creaminess without overpowering the other ingredients.
Broccoli Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad doesn’t take long to make so that makes it a favorite for me whether it’s for a party or for a weeknight side dish. Add chicken or shrimp for a complete meal if you don’t want to use it as a side.
2 cups broccoli florets
10 slices bacon, cooked, and chopped
1 cup cherry tomatoes, sliced
1 cup shredded colby jack cheese
1/2 can peas
8 oz pasta shells, cooked
2/3 cup mayo
1/2 cup milk
2 tbsp. ranch dressing mix
In a large bowl, add chopped broccoli, chopped bacon, whole cherry tomatoes, shredded colby jack cheese, peas, cooked pasta shells.
In a separate small bowl, add your mayo and milk and 2 tablespoons of dry Ranch dressing mix.
Whisk to combine
Begin to gradually add the dressing to the pasta bowl.
Toss to combine
Add more dressing as needed