This cold Bacon Cucumber Pasta Salad recipe includes cucumber, bacon, green onions, ranch dressing, and macaroni.

Bacon Cucumber Pasta Salad Recipe

Do you have any favorite summer dishes that you LOVE to make this time of year? Or perhaps a potluck must-have that your pals are always asking you about? I’m always craving summery salads — and especially macaroni salad. Plus, with any macaroni salad, there’s the bonus that they are SO EASY to make and they taste even better the next day!

Bacon Cucumber Pasta Salad

Today I wanted to share a recipe that you can whip up quickly for a backyard dinner shindig and the leftovers will be perfect for the next day’s lunch. Take a peek below and try out this recipe for yourself! (Oh, and just in case you weren’t excited yet… there’s bacon involved. You’re welcome!)

Bacon Cucumber Pasta Salad Recipe

Sizzling Start with Bacon

Kick off the flavor fiesta by adding crispy bacon to your pasta salad. The savory crunch will elevate every bite.

Cool Cucumber Refreshment

Introduce a burst of freshness with cool cucumber slices. Their crisp texture adds a refreshing element to balance the rich flavors.

Pasta Perfection

Choose your favorite pasta to create the hearty base of this salad. The pasta serves as a canvas to soak up all the delicious flavors.

Wholesome Veggie Medley

Enhance the nutritional value and visual appeal by incorporating a colorful medley of veggies. Think cherry tomatoes, bell peppers, or any veggies you love.

Tangy Dressing Elegance

Tie it all together with a tangy dressing. Whether it’s a classic vinaigrette or a creamy ranch, the dressing adds the final touch of flavor harmony.

Easy Assembly

Enjoy the simplicity of assembling this salad. With minimal steps, you can have a delightful dish ready in no time.

Versatile Delight

Serve it as a side dish at a summer barbecue, a refreshing option at a picnic, or as a tasty accompaniment to your main course.

Make-Ahead Magic

Prepare this Bacon Cucumber Pasta Salad ahead of time, allowing the flavors to meld for an even more delightful taste.

This Bacon Cucumber Pasta Salad recipe brings together the perfect balance of crispiness, freshness, and wholesome goodness, making it a versatile and delightful addition to any meal or occasion!

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Bacon Cucumber Pasta Salad

Bacon Cucumber Pasta Salad Recipe

This cold Bacon Cucumber Pasta Salad recipe includes cucumber, bacon, green onions, ranch dressing, and macaroni.


  • 12 ounce box of macaroni cooked & drained
  • 1 cucumber chopped
  • 1 pound bacon cooked & crumbled
  • 1 bottle of ranch dressing
  • 6-8 green onions chopped (for garnish)


  • Combine the first four ingredients in large glass bowl. Garnish with green onions!


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