This Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad, made with bacon, cheddar cheese, ranch seasoning, Texas Shape pasta and jalapenos gives this pasta salad a Texas flair for any potluck, picnic, or party.
I have partnered with Skinner® Pasta to bring you this awesome Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad recipe! While this post is sponsored, all opinions are 100% my own.
We recently moved to San Antonio, Texas. One of the things I love about this city is that the people are so friendly. I knew that growing up here but moved away for many years.
I thought that this was just a bygone era. However, now that I have returned, I realize that people in San Antonio are still as friendly as ever, which makes me very happy.
If you walk down the street, people say hello or “howdy.”
When we were moving in, I had people volunteer to bring us dinner or go to the grocery store for us. Neighbors invited me to play bunco with them. We were also invited to a church potluck.
Since people have been so nice to us, I felt like I needed to be a good friend and serve a delicious pasta salad for the potluck. So I made this cool, creamy Texas Style Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad using Skinner Texas Shape pasta, the #1 pasta in Texas.
Isn’t this the cutest pasta you have ever seen! You can’t help but smile when you see these little bites of pasta in the shape of Texas!
I love cooking with local ingredients, and Skinner has made it more fun with its Texas Shape pasta. This Texas Style Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad is a perfect potluck dish for a friendly Texas get-together.
I like that Skinner pasta is not only great tasting, budget-friendly, and easy to cook, but it has earned the Non-GMO Project Verification on its most popular pasta products. The Non-GMO Project is the only entity in North America that offers third-party verification and labeling for products made according to rigorous best practices for GMO avoidance. That makes me feel good about serving it to my family and friends.
Skinner has a variety of pasta products like spaghetti, fettuccini, elbows, penne and more! Visit skinnerpasta.com for more information about their pasta products and for more great recipe ideas!
Back to this awesome, creamy Texas Style Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad! It is a great make-ahead dish. You can make this the day before and let all the flavors develop and blend together for the most delicious pasta salad you have ever tasted! It is true, my husband said, that this was his favorite pasta salad! I agree!
With all the bacon, cheese, tomatoes, peas and Jalapenos, in addition to the creamy ranch dressing, this pasta salad with Skinner pasta will make your taste buds dance! Trust me, it is a good thing when your taste buds are dancing! 🙂
Doesn’t this Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad look amazing!
If it is this good, it has to be from Texas! If you plan to get together and share a meal with family and friends, be sure to head to the store to buy some Skinner Texas Shape pasta for this Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad!
For a fun twist, try using my Avocado Lime Ranch Dressing instead of the ranch seasoning mix and sour cream.
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Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad Texas Style
- 1 box 12 oz. Skinner Texas Shaped pasta
- 1 packet Ranch Dressing & Seasoning Mix
- ½ cup mayonnaise
- ½ cup sour cream
- 8 slices cooked bacon chopped
- 2 cups cherry tomatoes halved
- 2 cups cooked peas
- 2-3 jalapenos sliced (add more to increase heat and fewer jalapenos to reduce heat)
- Cook the pasta according to package directions. Drain.
- Place cooked, drained pasta in a large bowl.
- In a small bowl stir together the ranch dressing and seasoning mix with mayonnaise and sour cream.
- Spoon the ranch dressing sour cream mixture into the bowl with the pasta. Stir to combine until all pasta is covered with the dressing.
- Add bacon, chopped tomatoes, cooked peas, cheese, and jalapenos to the pasta. Stir to combine.
- Refrigerate the pasta salad until ready to serve.
This post was sponsored by Skinner Pasta