broccoli ranch pasta salad
Broccoli Ranch Pasta Salad is the perfect dish for summer. It is served cold, so there is no rush for dinner, and there is no need to turn on the oven with this recipe, which means you can keep your home feeling as cool as an oasis without skipping out on a healthy and delicious meal!
This pasta salad makes a great lunch option, and it pairs well with fresh bread or fruit for a quick but awesome dinner! This broccoli ranch pasta salad also makes a fantastic potluck or picnic offering as it transports well and can feed a hungry crowd economically!
TIP: Serve it with a refreshing strawberry mojito lemonade for the perfect pairing!



875 cal


76 g


12 g


36 g
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Broccoli Ranch and Bacon Pasta Salad

Enjoy this delicious broccoli ranch pasta salad at your next gathering. It is super easy to throw together last minute or plan ahead for a crowd pleasing side dish.

5 minPrep Time

12 minCook Time

17 minTotal Time

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  • 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
  • Dressing:
  • 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 and cooked pasta shells.

In a separate small bowl, add mayo, milk and 2 tablespoons of dry Ranch dressing mix.

Whisk until all ingredients are combined.

Slowly pour the dressing mix into the pasta bowl.

Toss to combine.

Add more dressing as needed.

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