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Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad

Course Appetizer, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken-bacon-ranch-pasta-salad
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Chill time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 40 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 433kcal

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces elbow macaroni (About 3 cups)
  • 2 cups chopped rotisserie chicken
  • ½ lb bacon cooked and chopped
  • 3 medium Roma tomatoes diced
  • 1 small red bell pepper seeded and diced
  • 1 small green bell pepper seeded and diced
  • 1 small red onion diced small
  • 3 medium green onions thinly sliced
  • 1 8 ounce block sharp cheddar cheese small cubes
  • 1 1.0 oz packet dry Ranch dressing mix
  • 1 ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 Tbsp fresh chopped dill
  • 1 ½ tsp garlic salt
  • 1 tsp lemon pepper
  • shredded cheddar cheese, bacon and green onion for garnishing

Instructions

  • Cook macaroni in salted water per the package instructions until al dente. Drain well.
  • In a large mixing bowl add pasta, chicken, bacon, tomatoes, bell peppers, red onion, green onion and cheese. (reserve some bacon and green onion for garnishing)
  • Whisk together Ranch dressing mix, mayonnaise, buttermilk, dill, garlic salt and lemon pepper. Add to the pasta and toss to evenly coat.
  • Chill in an airtight container for at least 4 hours before serving garnished with cheese, bacon and green onions.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 433kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 14g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 47mg | Sodium: 704mg | Potassium: 289mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 448IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 1mg