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blt pasta salad with rotini pasta and bacon and lettuce and tomatoes on a spoon
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BLT Pasta Salad

BLT Pasta Salad is a creamy pasta salad with romaine lettuce, crispy bacon and juicy cherry tomatoes in a simple mayonnaise ranch dressing. Tastes just like the classic sandwich! This cold pasta salad recipe makes a delicious side dish or main dish perfect for summer!
Course Main, Salad
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 4 minutes
Total Time 24 minutes
Servings 14
Calories 264kcal
Author Dee
Cost $10

Ingredients

  • 16 ounces cooked rotini pasta or 12 oz if tri colored
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes cut in half
  • 6 strips cooked bacon chopped
  • 1 head romaine lettuce washed and chopped
  • ¼ cup chopped parsley optional
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Dressing

Instructions

  • Cook pasta according to directions on box or cook in Instant Pot. Drain in colander, and rinse under cold water
  • Add pasta, tomatoes and bacon to a large mixing bowl
  • Mix mayonnaise and ranch dressing in a small mixing bowl until combined.
  • Pour dressing into large mixing bowl, and mix into salad ingredients. Add fresh parsley, if desired Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve. Mix in lettuce right before serving for crisper lettuce, and season with salt and pepper, to taste, if desired

Notes

Add in more ranch or additional dressing right before serving if desired. Use extra bacon if desired.
Cover and refrigerate leftovers as soon as possible.

Nutrition

Calories: 264kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 185mg | Potassium: 230mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 3996IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 1mg