Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad

This Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad is the perfect flavorful side dish for any summer BBQ get together, or for those hot nights when you don't want to cook!


8 oz medium shells pasta ½ cup ranch dressing 1 cup cooked chicken 1 cup lettuce 1 cup cherry tomatoes ½ cup sharp cheddar cheese, 2.5 oz package of bacon pieces

Fill a medium or large pot halfway with water, bring to a boil, then add noodles and cook until al dente, about 8-10 minutes. Drain water, and rinse under cold water.

While the noodles are cooking, shred your lettuce, if it isn’t already shredded, and cut your tomatoes in half.

Add the cooked noodles and ranch dressing to a bowl, and stir well to coat the noodles.

Add the chicken, lettuce, tomatoes, lettuce, cheese, and crisp bacon, and gently toss together.

Cover, and refrigerate for 1 hour, or until ready to serve.

Pasta salads can be prepared a day in advance, and stored in the fridge.

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