Chicken · Salad

Chicken Bacon Ranch Tortellini Salad

Labor Day is here and I’m, well, laboring.

When I was a kid, my stepdad and I would use the extended weekend to work on projects around the house. Not like I WANTED to do that on a weekend off, but I did anyway.

It’s something that’s stuck with me ever since then. I don’t hardly EVER take the Labor Day weekend off, instead using it to give other employees the weekend off. I think that’s the point of Labor Day, right?

I’ll still enjoy the last cookout of the summer season, though. I cooked up a bunch of ground turkey meat and plan to take cheeseburger salads to work for lunch this week. Along with that, I might indulge in this ultra-comforting pasta salad.

This pasta salad has everything I LOVE in it: chicken, bacon, ranch and tortellini. The ingredients alone are enough to set my tastebuds on fire. Throw in some green onions and cherry tomatoes for some pizzazz and you have yourself a mighty tasty pasta salad.

This could be my favorite pasta salad of the season. I did enjoy the buffalo chicken one I made a while back, but this one was even better.

Enjoy!

Chicken Bacon Ranch Tortellini Salad

  • Servings: 8-10
  • Difficulty: Easy
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A pasta salad made easy with tortellini, chicken, bacon and ranch dressing.

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. cooked chicken breast, cubed

  • 1 (20 oz) package of cheese tortellini

  • 1 cup mayonnaise

  • 1/2 cup milk

  • 1/2 cup sour cream

  • 1 package ranch dressing mix (or 3 TBS mix if you have a large container)

  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder

  • 1/2 tsp. onion powder

  • 1/2 lb. bacon, cooked and crumbled

  • 4 green onions, sliced

  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes, sliced
  • Directions

    1. Cook tortellini according to package instructions. Drain and let cool.
    2. In a small bowl, stir together mayo, ranch dressing mix, sour cream, milk, garlic powder and onion powder.
    3. In a large bowl, combine tortellini, chicken, green onions, and cherry tomatoes. Pour ranch dressing on top and toss to coat.
    4. Sprinkle bacon on top and serve.

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