Bacon Cucumber Pasta Salad Recipe
This cold Bacon Cucumber Pasta Salad recipe includes cucumber, bacon, green onions, ranch dressing, and macaroni.
Sometimes I dream of living in a place where I can eat outside every single day. Unfortunately, Oklahoma has weird weather that often gets in the way of my alfresco cravings, but when it’s possible, you’ll see me sipping my morning coffee, snacking on lunch, or eating dinner with my family on the back porch, or picnic-style in the backyard. I swear food tastes better outside — just don’t forget to light a citronella candle to keep the bugs away!
Do you have any favorite summery 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 added bonus that they are SO EASY to make and they totally taste better the next day!
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
- 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!
Enjoy this step-by-step video, too!
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29 Comments on “Bacon Cucumber Pasta Salad Recipe”
I would use the Fiesta Salsa Hidden Valley on tacos in place of plain sour cream. Yum!
I would love to use the new flavors to make a summer avocado and tomato salad!
I would love to use the new Hidden Valley Ranch Sweet Chili flavor in with my ranch chicken tacos! That would add just enough kick to make them perfect!
I would use the Avocado Ranch dressing on a southwestern style salad with chicken, corn salsa, black beans, tomatoes and more!
I use Hidden Valley Ranch to add flavor to my soups. I’d like to try out some of these new flavors in my soups!
I am using the new Hidden Valley Ranch dressing on my Summer Red Potato salad recipe that I make every 4th of July! It looks delicious! Love Hidden Valley products!
I would use a little of the hidden ranch with roasted garlic in my meatloaf
I am going to make that salad with what I have on hand, but I’d love to have the Hidden Valley greek yogurt pack to enhance the flavors.
Well I am sold on this salad it looks delicious so this would be the first thing I made and then I would try some casseroles!
We love to make the Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing from the packets then use it in our recipe when making Twice Baked Potatoes. On our Salads. And we dip our celery sticks in it as well… We Love That Stuff! : )
I’m going to try adding the Sweet Chili Ranch to my potato salad.
I would use the avocado ranch in a yummy salad!
I would make your recipe!
Not many ingredients and we love all of them.
I’m gong to make this for our next potluck.
I will use Hidden Valley Original Ranch Roasted Garlic Dressing to make Garlic Chicken Salad Sandwiches.
I would use it on a grilled chicken salad
I would use them on salad.
I would make a sauce for burgers and hotdogs.
I would use them on my baked potatoes with my sour cream to make a nice creamy topping!
I would use the Hidden Valley Ranch Avocado dressing to make some sort of taco salad!
I like the idea of using the various flavors in potato or macaroni salad, but I think the primary way I would use them, especially the Sweet Chile variety, is as a spread on sandwiches and burgers.
Nothing better than a hamburger made with the dressing mixed in before the grilling shared with corn grilled with old fashion Hidden Valley ranch dressing and a side of raw crudites dipped in greek yogurt mixed with complimentary Hidden Valley Avocado or Salsa dip mix. Make it a Hidden Valley, Hidden Taste meal.
I’d use the Avocado Ranch dressing on some grilled chicken and veggies
I would use the bacon flavor as a topping on my chicken sandwich
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These all sound so yummy! I’d like to use the Hidden Valley Avocado Ranch in a taco dip appetizer.
I would use the Sweet Chili Ranch dressing to spice up my homemade Crab Louie Dressing for Crab Salad.
I have to tell you that your Bacon Cucumber Pasta Salad looks so delightfully delicious. I will be making this tomorrow for a family get together. Thank you for sharing this awesome recipe.
I make the same salad but I add block chees and instead of Ranch salad dressing I us Mayo
I LOVE that idea! Thanks so much for sharing.