BLT Pasta Salad Recipe (2024)

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BLT Pasta Salad is always a crowd pleaser. There is something about that creamy ranch dressing combined with the bacon and veggies that make this so delicious.

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BLT Pasta Salad

Pasta salad is one of my favorite side dishes and this BLT Pasta Salad is amazing! I could make a meal out of just this because it is so flavorful and delicious.

It is also SO frugal. I can make a huge batch of this for a cookout for very little. Plus, it is so tasty that everyone always wants the recipe.

I would say that is a win all around. This is definitely a must try easy salad recipe.

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Tips for blt pasta salad recipe:

This recipe like many calls for diced onions.Another time saving tip is to use asmall food chopper or food processorto quickly and easily chop the onions.

If you do not have one of these, I highly recommend them. They are such a time saver and you can get the veggies really fine if you have children that are picky.

I usually just chop the entire vegetable and freeze what I don’t need. It’s so nice to be able to just take the diced onion out of the freezer for recipes.

This is how I meal prep. It’s so quick and easy and helps get dinner on the table fast.

Learn andhow to freeze onionsand alsohow to freeze peppersto save so much time in the kitchen!

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What To Put in Pasta Salad:

  • bacon cooked crisp and diced
  • pasta cooked and cooled (bowtie or rotini)
  • mayonnaise
  • ranch dressing
  • cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
  • cheddar cheese shredded
  • red onion diced
  • romaine lettuce
  • fresh parsley for garnish –optional
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How to make blt pasta salad:

Start out by whisking together the mayonnaise and ranch dressing.

In a large bowl assemble the pasta, tomatoes, cheese, red onion, lettuce and bacon.

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Pour the dressing over and toss to combine.

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Garnish with parsley and serve.

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Serving Ideas

We think it is the perfect side dish to go along side hot dogs and hamburgers. It is also so tasty with thisEasy Grilled Chicken Kabob RecipeorGrilled Balsamic Glazed Chicken.

This pasta salad goes with just about anything! I can literally just eat a bowl of it alone and be satisfied. It is so good!

Another easy and delicious side dish we love is thiseasy baked beans recipe.So good!

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  • You can substitute a portion of they mayo with sour cream.
  • Try using turkey bacon in the recipe.
  • Any type of pasta will work in this blt pasta salad recipe.
  • Add any veggies you like!

How to store

I like to store the pasta salad in a clear bowl so you can see all of the pretty colors from the tomatoes and other ingredients.

The pasta salad is gorgeous in a glass bowlor even a trifle dish is pretty.

Now, if I am taking this pasta salad to a pot luck or cookout, I like to use one oftheseplastic bowls with lids. These are so handy for traveling and the lid keeps everything mess free.

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BLT Pasta Salad

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BLT Pasta Salad is always a crowd pleaser. There is something about that creamy ranch dressing combined with the bacon and veggies that make this delicious.

Prep Time 15 minutes mins

Total Time 15 minutes mins

Servings 6

Cuisine American

Course Side Dish

Calories 655

Author Carrie Barnard


  • 10 slices bacon cooked crisp and diced
  • 16 oz pasta cooked and cooled bowtie or rotini
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 3/4 cup ranch dressing
  • 1 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes sliced in half
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese shredded
  • 1/3 cup red onion diced
  • 1 cup romaine lettuce
  • fresh parsley for garnish optional


  • Whisk together mayonnaise and ranch dressing

  • In a large bowl assemble the pasta, tomatoes, cheese, red onion, lettuce and bacon.

  • Pour the dressing over and toss to combine.

  • Garnish with parsley and serve.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 655kcal, Carbohydrates 61g, Protein 16g, Fat 39g, Saturated Fat 9g, Cholesterol 39mg, Sodium 576mg, Potassium 319mg, Fiber 3g, Sugar 5g, Vitamin A 1077IU, Vitamin C 10mg, Calcium 170mg, Iron 2mg

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