Everyone loves a good combo deal. Though this one doesn’t come with a toy, it does guarantee fun in your future. The recipe is equal parts pasta salad and chicken salad – two quintessential BBQ dishes. Make it and take it to your next summer soiree to score extra points with party-goers, because it’s more than a two-for-one. Flecks of bacon add a smoky touch, while feta and green onions keep it fresh and slightly tangy. It’s a one-bowl combination with endless flavor fulfillment.
Chicken & Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad
3 cups Vitacost Brown Rice Pasta Elbows
½ lb. cooked, diced chicken
1 cup Greek yogurt ranch-style dip
½ cup feta cheese
3 Tbsp. bacon bits (or vegetarian bits)
½ cup green onions, chopped
½ tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. black pepper
- Cook elbow pasta according to package directions. Drain and add to large mixing bowl.
- Add remaining ingredients and stir until completely combined. Dip and spices should be fully incorporated.
- Refrigerate at least 30 minutes, or until ready to serve.
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