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BLT Pasta Salad

BLT Pasta Salad

This BLT Pasta Salad has bow-tie pasta, bacon, lettuce, and tomato with a creamy ranch dressing. This salad is great for potlucks, BBQs, and get togethers!

Course Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword BLT pasta salad, BLT pasta salad recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Yield 10 servings

Ingredients

Ranch Dressing:

  • 1 (1 ounce) package dry Ranch dressing mix
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 lb bow-tie pasta (farfalle pasta)
  • 1 1/2 cups cherry or grape tomatoes halved
  • 1 cup thinly sliced red onion
  • 1 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1 pound bacon cooked and crumbled
  • 3 cups chopped Romaine lettuce
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped flat leaf parlsey

Instructions

  1. For the Ranch dressing: Whisk together the Ranch dressing mix, milk, and mayonnaise. Chill at least 30 minutes in the fridge to thicken. 

  2. Cook the pasta according to the package directions. Drain and rinse with cold water to stop the cooking process.

  3. In a large bowl, add the pasta, tomatoes, red onion, and pepper. Toss with the Ranch dressing, reserving 1/2 cup for later. Chill until ready to serve. Right before serving add the bacon, lettuce, and parsley tossing well. Add the remaining dressing if needed as the pasta will soak up the dressing. 

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

I have tried this with both bottled and fresh Ranch dressing and fresh is 100% better. If you have a dressing you love, you can use it instead of making it from the mix.

Source: Allrecipes