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BLT Pasta Salad

BLT Pasta Salad is a creamy pasta salad full of crispy bacon pieces, tomatoes, and chopped Romaine lettuce. It's one of my favorite summer pasta salads. Goes great with burgers, hot dogs, or grilled chicken.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword 4th of July, pasta salad, summer
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 424kcal

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces uncooked pasta, cavatappi, bow ties, shells, or macaroni are all good choices
  • 1/2 cup Ranch dressing
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup diced red onion
  • 1 1/2 cups halved cherry tomatoes or diced fresh tomato
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 cups chopped Romaine lettuce
  • 8 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled

Instructions

  • Cook pasta according to package directions in salted water. Drain and rinse under cold water.
  • In a large bowl, stir together Ranch dressing, mayonnaise, and sour cream.
  • Stir in the pasta, red onion, tomatoes, salt and pepper. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  • Just before serving, stir in Romaine and bacon.

Notes

If the pasta salad has been refrigerated for a while, the pasta may have soaked up a lot of the mayoonaise mixture. Stir in a little more mayonnaise and Ranch dressing just before serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 424kcal