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BLT Pasta Salad Recipe

BLT Pasta Salad Recipe
BLT Pasta Salad Recipe – delicious Summer pasta salad idea! Bacon, lettuce and tomatoes with farfalle pasta and creamy dressing (mayo-free option too!) is like your favorite BLT sandwich toppings in a bowl.

  • Crispy bacon (baked in the oven), chopped or torn Romaine lettuce, chopped tomatoes (I used on-the-vine type but Roma would be good too) are tossed with cooked and cooled pasta and creamy Ranch dressing. Great option for a lunch to work or a trip meal! Keep dressing separately until you are ready to eat.
  • For the dressing, I mixed ranch salad dressing, mayo and sour cream. If you want to avoid mayonnaise, replace it with sour cream or Ranch. Just make sure you have about 3/4 cup of the creamy mixture to toss the salad with. It’s the perfect amount in my opinion.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 7 mins
Total Time 17 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pasta salad
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 287 kcal
Author: Anna@CrunchyCreamySweet
  • 2 cups uncooked farfalle pasta
  • 4 cups chopped or torn Romaine lettuce
  • 1,5 cup chopped tomatoes
  • 4 slices bacon cooked to crispy, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onion
  • !for the dressing:
  • 1/4 cup Ranch dressing
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
US Customary - Metric
  1. Cook pasta according to instructions on the box. Drain, rinse with cold water. Set aside.
  2. Place salad ingredients in a large bowl.
  3. In a small bowl, stir together dressing ingredients. Pour over salad. Toss gently to coat.
  4. Refrigerate until ready to serve or serve right away.
Recipe Notes
  • You can use any bite-size pasta you like. Rotini is a fantastic option! 
  • Feel free to skip the onion, if you are not a fan. 
  • For a mayo-free option, replace mayonnaise with more sour cream or Ranch dressing. Just make sure to make 3/4 cup of mixture. You can also use healthier options, like avocado mayo. 
  • Feel free to use more bacon! 
  • I used on-the-vine tomatoes for this salad. Roma is another great option. You can also use cherry tomatoes. 
  • You can use white vinegar but I highly recommend apple cider vinegar in cooking.