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BBQ Ranch Pasta Salad

 BBQ Ranch Pasta Salad is sure to become a picnic favorite this spring and summer. It’s creamy and full of smoky flavor from Hidden Valley® Ranch Honey BBQ Dressing, one of 4 new Hidden Valley® Dressings available now at Walmart.

BBQ Ranch Pasta Salad with chicken and crunchy corn chips.


It also has sour cream, black beans, corn, red bell pepper, red onion, cilantro, diced chicken, shredded cheddar cheese, and the wonderful crunch of corn chips.

BBQ Ranch Pasta Salad with chicken and crunchy corn chips.

Pasta Salad is always a family favorite. It’s one of my favorite sides during the warm weather months. And I love it so much I often add a protein to it so it can be eaten as a full meal.

You can toss the ingredients for this BBQ Ranch Pasta Salad together in  no time and have a huge bowl of delicious pasta salad that can feed the whole neighborhood.

BBQ Ranch Pasta Salad with chicken and crunchy corn chips.


Hidden Valley® Original Ranch has been a favorite of mine both as a salad dressing and a recipe ingredient. And now it is available in 4 new flavors at Walmart: Hidden Valley® Ranch Buffalo, Hidden Valley® Ranch Honey BBQ, Hidden Valley® Ranch Sriracha, and Hidden Valley® Ranch Cilantro Lime.

BBQ Ranch Pasta Salad with chicken and crunchy corn chips.


Hidden Valley® Ranch BBQ Honey is like a blend of Ranch dressing and BBQ sauce and since we are obsessed with BBQ sauce in my family we are loving this new dressing. It is fabulously sweet and tangy with lots of smoky flavor and it would be incredible on a chicken wrap or southwestern salad.

BBQ Ranch Pasta Salad with chicken and crunchy corn chips


Next time you are in Walmart, throw a few of these new dressings in your shopping cart and you’ll be able to throw together countless quick and easy meals. I can’t wait to use the Buffalo flavor to make a Buffalo Chicken Ranch Pizza.  🙂

BBQ Ranch Pasta Salad with chicken and crunchy corn chips.

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Watch the short video below to see how to make BBQ Ranch Pasta Salad.

BBQ Ranch Pasta Salad with chicken and crunchy corn chips.

BBQ Ranch Pasta Salad


  • 1 pound pasta, I used cavatappi, cooked until al dente
  • 1 cup Hidden Valley® Honey BBQ Dressing
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup canned corn, drained
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1/2 small red onion, finely diced
  • 1 1/2 cups diced cooked chicken
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 cup corn chips


  • Place cooked pasta in a large bowl.
  • Stir together Hidden Valley® Honey BBQ Dressing and sour cream and pour over pasta. Toss to mix.
  • Add all remaining ingredients, except corn chips, and stir to combine.
  • Refrigerate until ready to serve and sprinkle corn chips on top just before serving.

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58 thoughts on “BBQ Ranch Pasta Salad”

  1. I made this and it was a big hit with my husband! Couldn’t find the dressing so just made some ranch dressing with a tub of sour cream and a packet of hidden valley ranch seasoning, and mixed in some of my husbands favorite bbq sauce. Turned out AWESOME! Only think I wasn’t crazy about was the corn chips. I LOVE corn chips and thought that extra little flavor and crunch would be great, but honestly they overpowered the flavor of this salad (I never realized just how much flavor there is in Fritos — seriously, it was like all you could taste). It is much better just by itself, in my opinion. Without them, you could REALLY taste the ranch, bbq and cilantro. LOVE this recipe though and will DEFINITELY make it again!

  2. Looks really delicious plus it looks really easy and quick to make. This is going to be perfect for summer. Thank you for sharing this recipe 🙂

  3. Have made this a few times. It is very filling and serves my husband and myself as a main course for two or three days. Good way to clean out fridge and freezer as well. Will continue to make. Now I just need dinner guests again!

  4. If you google Hidden Valley Honey BBQ sauce , the Hidden Valley website has the recipe for the BBQ sauce! I have made it a couple of times and it’s a huge hit with my family!! Yummy!!

  5. Hidden Valley no longer makes BBQ Ranch Dressing so I mixed Hidden Valley Ranch Buttermilk Salad Dressing with my favorite bottled Honey BBQ sauce and it was great! Also, instead of regular corn chips I used Chili Cheese Corn Chips.

    1. Christin
      Christin Mahrlig

      Yum! I wish they hadn’t stopped making that dressing, but you found a great solution.

  6. Christine Birchfield

    Loved this! Next time I will add the entire onion and red bell pepper. Also, I will get the chili cheese Fritos instead of plain. Yum 😋

  7. Courtney green

    This looks amazing! I’m sure everyone would love it at my beat friends wedding coming up that we’re cooking for! Can’t wait to try it out and show the bride❤️

  8. My family absolutely loves this salad. I’m making it for the 3rd in 2 weeks. Thanks for the recipe

    1. Did you try make this in advance? I would love to take to eat throughout the weekend at our lake place

  9. I thought this dish looked really weird and was hesitant about trying it – But I’m sure glad I did – delicious!! Everyone really like it! I would definitely make it again!

  10. I made this last year for a Memorial day weekend block party. First of all my teenage son is not big on any kind of salad, nor dressings. He loved it when he tried it. Asked if we brought any home. Recently he asked me if I was going to “make that salad” again. I’m making it again this year for our block party.

    1. After reading this comment I made it for my teenage boys and they raved about it. Even my husband loves it!

  11. Can’t find the Hidden Valley Ranch Honey BBQ sauce in Harris Teeter, Publix nor Walmart grocery here in the Triangle area of NC.

    1. Christin
      Christin Mahrlig

      Try mixing some bottles honey BBQ sauce into some Ranch dressing until you get the flavor you want.

      1. I did that and it came out great. I actually forgot to get cilantro and realized I had cilantro lime ranch dressing so I mixed it with some honey bbq sauce. Delicious! Thanks for the recipe.

  12. I’m wondering how this would be without the chicken. Has anyone left it out? If so, how was it?

  13. I was looking for a last minute side dish to take to a BBQ and came across this. I am so glad I decided to give this a try. It was amazing and everyone devoured it!!

  14. Jennifer Roache

    I have three kids between 9-13. My youngest is extremely picky. She ate this and asked for more! I was impressed since she doesn’t like peppers nor beans! This has become one of my family’s favorites. the only thing I do differently is I use a 1 1/2 tsp of onion powder instead of onion, since I don’t like raw onion.

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