Salads

BLT Pasta Salad

Bring on the Summer BBQ’s and serve BLT Pasta Salad! This yummy easy salad recipe is full of bacon, tomato, lettuce, pasta and more – one of my favourites!

BLT Pasta Salad

Here are more great salads for you to try: Taco Salad, Broccoli Salad, and this Garden fresh Pasta Salad!

Last year we attended a pot luck meet and greet with the 2014 Cheer team and all the parents. Of course, one of the perks of pot lucks is the huge variety of foods from appetizer trays to desserts.

There was one particular pasta salad that I tried, and loved. After going around the room and asking a few people, I managed to find the woman that brought the salad.

I scored the recipe for this amazing BLT Pasta Salad!

If you haven’t tried it yet, you are truly missing out. While I had made a more typical pasta salad in the past, for our own family meals and for taking to pot lucks, this one quickly replaced my usual go-to.

Really, it’s that good!

This salad is made up of spiral pasta noodles, tomatoes, Swiss cheese, red onions, crispy bacon pieces and lettuce. Like your favourite sandwich served in salad form!

BLT Pasta Salad made with ranch dressing has that right kind of tang .. it’s just one great salad to have in your recipe box.

Now, bring on the Summer BBQ’s, a great excuse to serve BLT Pasta Salad!

Also, don’t forget to check out my BBQ Chicken Salad, it has a three ingredient dressing that is out of this world!

Bring on the Summer BBQ's and serve BLT Pasta Salad! This yummy easy salad recipe is full of bacon, tomato, lettuce, pasta and more - one of my favourites!

BLT Pasta Salad

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Bring on the Summer BBQ’s and serve BLT Pasta Salad! This yummy easy salad recipe is full of bacon, tomato, lettuce, pasta and more – one of my favourites!

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces spiral pasta {or another type of medium-sized pasta}
  • 1 bottle Ranch Salad Dressing
  • 1 1/2 cup diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup cubed Swiss cheese
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced red onions
  • 1 pound bacon, cooked until crispy and chopped
  • 2 cups finely chopped romaine or iceberg lettuce
  • salt and black pepper

Instructions

  1. Cook the pasta according to directions until cooked al dente.
  2. Drain pasta and toss with enough ranch dressing to lightly coat the pasta, so it doesn't stick together. Refrigerate until cold.
  3. In a large bowl toss the cold pasta with tomatoes, Swiss, onions, bacon and lettuce.
  4. Add enough dressing to generously coat everything and season with salt and pepper to taste
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 6 Servings
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 542Saturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 66mgSodium: 546mgCarbohydrates: 34gFiber: 2gSugar: 3gProtein: 20g

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48 Comments

  1. I’m not a huge fan of pasta salad, but this one actually sounds delicious to me! What a unique twist! And obviously love the addition of the bacon!

  2. So glad I’m not the only one who will stalk people at a pot luck for the recipe! The swiss cheese would add a nice sharp touch to this

  3. This looks lovely and such a great recipe for the summer. I’ll have to try your recipe out soon.

  4. Pasta…really do not need to say more but I will. lol I love pasta salad, always perfect for a BBQ or long weekend with company.

  5. Great recipe, Tammi! This is a perfect potluck example too…you can never have too many salads.

  6. I seem to stumble upon your food posts when I am hungry! I think I will be making this today and perhaps just calling it dinner. However, I don’t want to wait that long.

  7. Sounds like a delicious pasta salad! BLT is one of my favourite sandwiches, so this has to be good!
    Thanks.

  8. This definitely sounds like a recipe my whole family would eat right up! We’re big ‘salad’ fans in the house (I.E. potato salad, egg salad, tuna salad, etc) so this will probably be tried out ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thank you for sharing!

  9. I love pasta salad… never thought of turning it into a BLT..love the idea…. looks delicious thanks for sharing, will pin so I can dish it up soon, too

  10. instant craving! this looks amazing. we love pasta salads but definitely dont do them enough. this would be perfect along side a steak ๐Ÿ™‚ I have it bookmarked ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. This looks great for any BBQ with pork chops, chicken or steak! Trying it tomorrow with our company, thanks!

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