BLT Pasta Salad

BLT Pasta Salad – EASY, ready in 15 minutes, feeds a crowd, and PERFECT for potlucks and parties!! Creamy ranch dressing perfectly coats the pasta and BACON! Guaranteed family FAVORITE!!

This salad screams summertime picnics, potlucks, and casual backyard get-togethers.

It’s easy, ready in 15 minutes, feeds a crowd, and has all the flavors of a traditional BLT minus the bread. Insert pasta.

BLT Pasta Salad - EASY, ready in 15 minutes, feeds a crowd, and PERFECT for potlucks and parties!! Creamy ranch dressing perfectly coats the pasta and BACON! Guaranteed family FAVORITE!!

I love the romaine lettuce that’s woven through the tender pasta, along with juicy cherry tomatoes, crisp bacon, and green onions.

To save time I use precooked bacon that I simply zap in the microwave for a minute before dicing but you can make it the old-fashioned way if you prefer.

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BLT Pasta Salad - EASY, ready in 15 minutes, feeds a crowd, and PERFECT for potlucks and parties!! Creamy ranch dressing perfectly coats the pasta and BACON! Guaranteed family FAVORITE!!

Everything is tossed in zesty, creamy ranch dressing that’s spiked with a hint of barbecue sauce.

The dressing is perfect and ties this family-friendly pasta salad together.

BLT Pasta Salad - EASY, ready in 15 minutes, feeds a crowd, and PERFECT for potlucks and parties!! Creamy ranch dressing perfectly coats the pasta and BACON! Guaranteed family FAVORITE!!

BLT Pasta Salad

This salad screams summertime picnics, potlucks, and casual backyard get-togethers. It’s easy, ready in 15 minutes, feeds a crowd, is family-friendly, and has all the flavors of a traditional BLT minus the bread. Insert pasta. I love the romaine lettuce that’s woven through the tender pasta, along with juicy cherry tomatoes, crisp bacon, and green onions. Everything is tossed in zesty, creamy ranch dressing that’s spiked with a hint of barbecue sauce.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 pound (8 ounces) uncooked farfalle (bowtie) pasta
  • about 6 cups romaine lettuce
  • 1 to 1 1/2 cups cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1 cup cooked bacon, diced small
  • 3 to 4 green onions, sliced into thin rounds
  • about 1/2 cup ranch dressing, or more if desired
  • 2 tablespoons barbecue sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, or to taste

Directions:

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions, drain, and add to a large bowl.
  2. Add the lettuce, tomatoes, bacon, green onions, and toss to combine; set aside.
  3. To a small bowl, add the ranch dressing, barbecue sauce, pepper, stir to combine, and evenly drizzle over the salad. If necessary, add additional ranch as desired to evenly coat the salad. Serve immediately after dressed. Salad is best fresh.

Adapted from Taste of Home

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15 comments on “BLT Pasta Salad”

  1. You can’t go wrong with BLT and I really like the idea of ranch dressing spiked with a little BBQ sauce! This looks like a great summer salad!

  2. I love absolutely EVERYTHING about this salad! The juicy tomatoes, smoky bacon… and the addition of a touch of bbq sauce! I know this’ll be a favorite for Kailey!

    • I was literally just leaving a comment on your cucumber and avocado salad! We were commenting on each other’s blogs at the same time xoxo

      And yes I know you guys love salads like this at your house :)

  3. This pasta salad looks incredible!

    Paige
    http://thehappyflammily.com

  4. I love that you put lettuce in it too! This salad looks so good!

  5. Although I am on a low-carb diet right now…that pasta salad looks beautiful.

  6. hey girl- this pasta looks so good! mmmmm

  7. BLT and Ranch were made for each other!

  8. Hi Averie, I made this tonight… Yum!  Thank you soooooo much for this easy and delicious recipe.  My husband liked it, too, which is always a big ‘score’ for me.  Thanks again!

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