Chicken & Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad

Jasmine Schmalhaus - The Upside Blog |

by | Updated: November 17th, 2016

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.

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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


  1. Cook elbow pasta according to package directions. Drain and add to large mixing bowl.
  2. Add remaining ingredients and stir until completely combined. Dip and spices should be fully incorporated.
  3. Refrigerate at least 30 minutes, or until ready to serve.

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