Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad: a quick, easy & creamy pasta salad with cheddar cheese, bacon, peas & ranch seasoning all tossed together for a great potluck dish!


  • 1 (16 oz) box elbow noodles
  • 1 (1 oz) package hidden valley ranch dip seasoning mix
  • 1 (16 oz) container sour cream
  • 1/3 cup mayo
  • 1 (16 oz) block cheddar cheese (sharp or mild), cubed
  • 1 (10 oz) bag frozen peas, thawed
  • 8 strips bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Boil the noodles according to package directions. Drain and rinse with cold water, stir so they don’t stick. Let cool while you prep the rest.
  2. Mix the ranch seasoning, sour cream and mayo together.
  3. Place noodles in a large bowl. Mix together with ranch mixture.
  4. Toss in cheese, peas and bacon. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Serve immediately or store in an airtight container until ready to serve. Know that the pasta might suck up some of the sauce over time, so you can add a little more sour cream and mayo if needed.