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broccoli bacon ranch pasta salad with green peas, cherry or grape tomatoes

Broccoli Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad

Broccoli Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad - this delicious salad is loaded with veggies (broccoli, cherry tomatoes, sweet peas), sharp Cheddar cheese, pasta shells, and bacon!  Tossed in creamy Ranch dressing. 

Course Salad
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 10 servings
Calories 365 kcal
Author Julia


Broccoli Bacon Salad:

  • 4 cups broccoli florets , blanched and chopped into smaller bites
  • 10 slices bacon , cooked, drained of fat, and chopped
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes , whole
  • 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese , shredded
  • 1 cup peas sweet, cooked
  • 8 oz pasta shells , cooked

Ranch Dressing:

  • 2/3 cup mayo
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons dry Ranch mix


Broccoli Bacon Salad

  1. In a large bowl, combined chopped blanched broccoli, chopped cooked bacon, whole cherry tomatoes, shredded sharp cheddar cheese, cooked sweet peas, cooked pasta shells.

Ranch Salad Dressing

  1. In a medium bowl, combine mayo and milk and add 1 or 2 tablespoons of dry Ranch mix. Mix well and taste to see if you need to add more dry Ranch mix to the dressing.
  2. Gradually add the salad dressing to the large bowl with the salad ingredients. Some people like lots of dressing on their salad, some don't - let your taste be your guide as far as how much dressing to add!
Nutrition Facts
Broccoli Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 365 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Fat 24g37%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 33mg11%
Sodium 556mg24%
Potassium 304mg9%
Carbohydrates 24g8%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 11g22%
Vitamin A 560IU11%
Vitamin C 41.7mg51%
Calcium 125mg13%
Iron 1.1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.