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Pasta salad with bacon, tomatoes, and Ranch dressing in a wooden bowl next to Romaine lettuce.

BLT Pasta Salad Recipe

An easy BLT Pasta Salad recipe that is loaded with bacon, cherry tomatoes, Romaine lettuce, and then tossed in a delicious ranch and mayonnaise dressing. 

Course Main Course, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Chill Time: 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Servings 10 servings
Calories 375 kcal
Author London

Ingredients

  • 12 oz. fusilli pasta gluten-free, cooked according to package
  • 10 oz. bacon cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes cut in half
  • 3 cups Romaine lettuce coarsely chopped
  • ½

    red onion thinly sliced

Pasta Salad Dressing:

Instructions

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and let cool to room temperature.

  2. Cut bacon into bite-sized pieces. Cook in a medium-sized skillet over medium heat for 7-8 minutes, or until cooked through. Drain bacon on a paper towel-lined plate. (Or, you can cook bacon in the oven and crumble once cooked.)

  3. Mix Ranch dressing, mayonnaise, mustard, salt and pepper in a medium-sized bowl. Pour ¾ of the dressing over pasta in a large bowl and toss to combine. Reserve the remaining ¼ of the dressing.

  4. Add in bacon, tomatoes, and red onion. Toss to combine.

  5. Cover and chill pasta salad in the refrigerator for 1-2 hours or up to overnight. Just before serving add remaining dressing and Romaine lettuce. Toss to combine.

  6. Serve pasta salad cold and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
BLT Pasta Salad Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 375 Calories from Fat 234
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 26g 40%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 27mg 9%
Sodium 642mg 27%
Potassium 213mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 29g 10%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 2g
Protein 8g 16%
Vitamin A 29.5%
Vitamin C 15%
Calcium 1.9%
Iron 6.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.